A Quiet Corner of the War: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863

A Quiet Corner of the War: The Civil War Letters of Gilbert and Esther Claflin, Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, 1862-1863

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299294809
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 12/10/2013
Edition description: 1
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author


Gilbert Elton Claflin (1822–79) was born in Sandisfield, Massachusetts. Esther Patience Colby Claflin (1830–1900) was born in LeRoy, Ohio, and grew up in western New York State. In 1844, each moved to Wisconsin, where their families had bought adjacent forty-acre farms. Gilbert and Esther married in Oconomowoc in 1845. Judy Cook tours universities and historical societies in the United States and United Kingdom, performing multimedia presentations based on the Claflin letters and songs of the Civil War era. Her CDs include If You Sing Songs, Far from the Lowlands, Tenting Tonight: Songs of the Civil War, and Lincoln’s America.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations                
Preface                                   
Introduction                           
Foreword by Keith S. Bohannon                   
Timeline                     
 
Prologue                     
The Letters                
Epilogue                     
 
Appendix A: Family              
Appendix B: Neighbors                     
Appendix C: Summit and Oconomowoc                   
Appendix D: Military                       
Appendix E: Miscellaneous Documents                   
Appendix F: Transcribing and Editing                       
Bibliography              Index

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