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The Agony of Young Brides: Mary Burwell and Belle Arnold Sleeper

Mary Burwell and Belle Arnold Sleeper, the two women featured in the last chapter of Such Anxious Hours, had much in common. Both young women married during the war and after their marriages said farewell to their husbands as they left for the battlefield. However, their experiences also differed greatly. Mary Burwell had the comfort… Continue reading The Agony of Young Brides: Mary Burwell and Belle Arnold Sleeper

Speaking engagments

Beyond the Battlefield: The Civil War Social History Forum-April 25, 2020

I will be speaking at the The Civil War Social History Forum at the Civil War Museum in Kenosha Wisconsin on April 25, 2020. Detailed information about the four programs scheduled for this event are available at https://84428.blackbaudhosting.com/84428/Beyond-the-Battlefield-The-Civil-War-Social-History-Forum. Registration is required for this event. If you’ve not yet made a visit to Kenosha’s Civil War… Continue reading Beyond the Battlefield: The Civil War Social History Forum-April 25, 2020

Such Anxious Hours

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

Such Anxious Hours

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

Speaking engagments

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I would love to share the story of Such Anxious Hours and my other research on women in the Civil War with your community. Please contact me at joanndalycarr@gmail.com Past presentations include: University of Wisconsin Retirement Association, May 1, 2019 (https://uwramadison.org/resources/Documents/Presentations/Presentations2018-19/2019.05%20Writings%20Wi%20Civil%20War%20Women%20JoAnn%20Carr.pdf)