This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home

This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home

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by John Zimm
     
 

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This Wicked Rebellion brings together engaging, unique, moving, and humorous accounts from the letters of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers. Drawn from the Wisconsin Historical Society's archives, they provide a unique window into a turbulent time in U.S. history. The letters highlight both well-known and untold aspects of Wisconsin's participation in the Civil

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This Wicked Rebellion brings together engaging, unique, moving, and humorous accounts from the letters of Wisconsin Civil War soldiers. Drawn from the Wisconsin Historical Society's archives, they provide a unique window into a turbulent time in U.S. history. The letters highlight both well-known and untold aspects of Wisconsin's participation in the Civil War, and they show what it was like for soldiers and families, giving a fascinating and intimate portrait of the War Between the States.

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“Telling the Civil War’s story through these personal letters from those who fought it provides unforgettable descriptions of brutal battles, extreme living conditions, the hopes of slaves, the living hell of prisons, and unsanitary and frequently fatal medical treatment that could not otherwise be expressed as poignantly. … (Karl Helicher, Foreword Reviews)

"Members of the Civil War/War Between the States community are always looking for new insights into the struggle and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press has brought us a gem." (James M. Gallen, Civil War Roundtable of Gettysburg, “The Angle” magazine)

… “Taken together, these letters paint an intimate picture of the 80,000 men from Wisconsin who went to war and of the 11,000 who never returned home. They speak eloquently to us of a time when uncommon valor became a common virtue.” (Gordon Berg, The Civil War Round Table of The District Columbia book review)

“The letters included help illustrate how the war affected the North, what life was like in Civil War camps, reports from battles and thoughts on slavery and emancipations. They bring the bloodiest era of American history right to Wisconsin's doorstep.” (Bobby Tanzilo, Managing Editor, On Milwaukee.com)

With “This Wicked Rebellion,” we’re able to see the divided world of the 1860s through the eyes of Wisconsin’s own. (Jeanne Kolker, Wisconsin State Journal)

Winner, Midwest Independent Publishers Association Midwest Books Awards (History)”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780870205040
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
10/24/2012
Edition description:
1
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
499,897
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

John Zimm received a BA in history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has worked for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press since 2002. His articles for the Wisconsin Magazine of History include “On to Montezuma's Halls: The Story of Alexander Conze” and “Wisconsin's Historic Windmills.” He has also written a biography of John Nelligan for young readers, which will be published as part of the Wisconsin Historical Society Press Badger Biographies series. John lives in Waunakee, Wisconsin, with his wife, Nicole, and son, Danny.

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