WAUKESHA, WIS.— The authors of "This Wicked Rebellion: Wisconsin Soldiers Write Home" will present at Carroll University on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013. John Zimm and Michael Edmonds will speak at 7:30 p.m. in room 124/125 of the Campus Center, 101 N. East Ave., Waukesha. A book signing will follow. This event is free and open to the public
Zimm and Edmonds have edited a multitude of letters written home by Wisconsin soldiers during the American Civil War in their new book published by Wisconsin Historical Society Press. What these soldiers had to say when they wrote home highlights their individual concerns about family, the cause they fought for and the fears of being with the army on campaign.
Zimm has worked for the Wisconsin Historical Society Press since 2002. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has written several articles for the "Wisconsin Magazine of History."
Edmonds is deputy director of the Wisconsin Historical Society's Library Archives. On staff since 1982, he leads the effort to digitize rare manuscripts and books onto the Wisconsin Historical Society website. His 2009 book "Out of the Northwoods," exploring the legend of Paul Bunyan, won the Wayland D. Hand Prize from the American Folklore Society.
This event is sponsored by the Carroll history program and the Prairieville Irregulars. For more information, contact Thomas Martin Sobottke, adjunct lecturer in history at Carroll University, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262.691.2887.