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By Gilbert Claflin,Esther Claflin,Judy Cook,Keith S. Bohannon

In 2002, Judy cook dinner came across a packet of letters written by way of her great-great-grandparents, Gilbert and Esther Claflin, in the course of the American Civil conflict. An unforeseen bounty, those letters from 1862–63 supply visceral witness to the warfare, recounting the pains of a family members separated. Gilbert, an articulate and pleased forty-year-old farmer, was once drafted into the Union military and served within the Thirty-Fourth Wisconsin Infantry garrisoned in western Kentucky alongside the Mississippi. Esther had married Gilbert while she used to be fifteen; now a girl with teenage sons, she ran the kinfolk farm close to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, in Gilbert’s absence.

            In his letters, Gilbert writes approximately nutrition, hygiene, rampant desertions by means of drafted males, insurgent guerrilla raids, and interests within the way of life of a soldier. His reviews on interactions with accomplice prisoners and ex-slaves sooner than and after the Emancipation Proclamation demonstrate his own perspectives on enormous occasions. Esther stocks in her letters the demanding situations and joys of conserving the farm, bills in their boys Elton and cost, matters approximately funds and future health, and information in their local people and . Esther’s studies supply perception into kinfolk, farm, and village existence within the wartime North, a frequently disregarded element of Civil warfare history.

            Judy cook dinner has made the letters obtainable to a much broader viewers via offering historic context with notes and appendixes. the amount encompasses a foreword via Civil battle historian Keith S. Bohannon.

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