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February 1, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Fitchburg Public Library
Letters from soldiers to their families often provide prominent narratives of the Civil War. But what about the messages from the women who maintained homes and farmsteads alone, all while providing significant emotional support to their loved ones at the front? The letters and diaries of these eight women echo the ever-growing horrors of the conflict and reveal the stories of the Wisconsin home front.
Fitchburg resident and editor of the book, Jo Ann Daly Carr will give a presentation on this fascinating new look at a seldom-covered topic of Wisconsin history. Books will be available for sale following the program, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Friends of the Fitchburg Library.