Michael Edmonds and John Zimm
Lecture and Book Signing
Over one hundred fifty years after it began, the Civil War still fascinates us - the vast armies marching to war, iconic leaders like Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee, the drama of a nation divided. But the Civil War was also about individuals, the hundreds of thousands of ordinary men and boys who fought and died on either side and the families and friends left at home. "This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Civil War Soldiers Write Home" tells this other side of the story. Drawing from more than 11,000 letters in the Wisconsin Historical Society's Civil War collection, it gives a unique and intimate glimpse of the men and women who took part in the War for the Union. 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.