'This Wicked Rebellion' Talk at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Drawing from more than 11,000 letters in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Civil War collections, "This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home" gives a unique and intimate glimpse of the men and women who took part in the War for the Union. Follow Wisconsin soldiers as they sign up or get drafted, endure drill and picket duty, and get their first experiences of battle. Join them as they fight desperation and fear, encounter the brutality of slavery, and struggle with the reasons for war.
John Zimm, editor of 'This Wicked Rebellion,'
and Michael Edmonds, deputy director of the Wisconsin Historical Society's library and archives, where the Society's Civil War collections are housed, will talk about the book, its letters and this treasured collection. A book signing will follow.
John Zimm 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." Michael Edmonds, a member of the staff since 1982, leads the effort to digitize manuscripts and rare books for the Wisconsin Historical Society's website. His 2009 book on Paul Bunyan, 'Out of the Northwoods,'
won the Wayland D. Hand Prize from the American Folklore Society.
: Free and open to the public
: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
: 30 W Mifflin St
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