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Upcoming Events!

March 25, 2020: WEMTA Author Fair, Kalahari Resort, Wisconsin Dells WI, 1:00-3:00. April 25, 2020: Beyond the Battlefield: The Civil War History Forum, Civil War Museum, Kenosha WI, 8:30-4:00, Register at https://84428.blackbaudhosting.com/84428/Beyond-the-Battlefield-The-Civil-War-Social-History-Forum. May 11, 2020: Launch party at Room of One’s Own, 315 W. Gorham Street, Madison WI, 6:00-7:30. May 19, 2020: Such Anxious Hours… Continue reading Upcoming Events!

Dwight Foster Public Library · Media mentions · Speaking engagments · Such Anxious Hours

Presentation at Dwight Foster Public Library-Fort Atkinson

Please join me at the Dwight Foster Public Library in Fort Atkinson Wisconsin on Saturday, February 8 at 1:00 to hear the story of the Wisconsin home front during the Civil War. The poignant voices of eight women ranging in age from eighteen to forty five will reveal their contributions, their losses, and the ways… Continue reading Presentation at Dwight Foster Public Library-Fort Atkinson

Fitchburg Public Library · Speaking engagments · Such Anxious Hours

Book talk at the Fitchburg Public Library

Please join me at the Fitchburg (Wisconsin) Public Library on Saturday, February 1 at 1:00. A May 2014 program at the Fitchburg Public Library led me on my quest to find the writings of Wisconsin Civil War Women. Copies of my book will be available for purchase and for signing. The Fitchburg Public Library is… Continue reading Book talk at the Fitchburg Public Library

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Margaret Patchin and Sarah Jane Powers

Margaret and Sarah were among the many Wisconsin women who assumed responsibility for managing the family farm while their husbands were away at war. Their efforts, and those of many other women, were essential to not only for the sustenance of their families but also for ensuring that Wisconsin soldiers and other Union troops were… Continue reading Margaret Patchin and Sarah Jane Powers

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Civil War Sisters: Susan Brown and Ann Waldo

As one of seven sisters and as a long time fan of that paean to sisterhood, Little Women, I found the story of Susan Brown and Ann Waldo especially fascinating. Their mother had died when the girls were very young and as have countless sisters throughout real and literary history (Charlotte and Anne Bronte, Meg… Continue reading Civil War Sisters: Susan Brown and Ann Waldo

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Emily Quiner and Annie Cox

Such Anxious Hours includes the voices of eight Wisconsin women during the Civil War. The first two women I would like to feature were both twenty-one when the war began and both lived in Madison Wisconsin. Although they only lived three-quarters of a mile away from one another, they did not mention each other in… Continue reading Emily Quiner and Annie Cox