This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home
Drawing from over 11,000 letters in the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Civil War collection, this book 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.
From impressions of army life and the South to the hardships of disease and battle, these letters tell the story of the war through the eyes and pens of those who fought in it. This Wicked Rebellion brings to life the heroism and heartache, mayhem and misery of the Civil War, and the powerful role Wisconsin played in it.
- By: John Zimm and Michael Edmonds
- Publisher: Wisconsin Historical Society Press
- ISBN: 9780870205040
- Format: Paperback, 240 pgs., 6 x 9 inches