Civil War

Civil War
10:33 am
Fri May 13, 2011

Recalling the Siege of Fort Sumter

Poet Edmund Clarence Stedman, 1897

The Civil War began 150 years ago yesterday. But that first battle – the siege on Fort Sumter - lasted 34 hours before Union troops surrendered 150 years ago today. We read a poem simply named “Sumter,” by Edmund Clarence Stedman. It’s read by our poetry contributor Ed Makowski.

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Civil War
10:00 am
Fri April 29, 2011

Baseball in the Civil War

Vintage baseball takes to the field in Kenosha tomorrow, and we talk about the connection between the sport and the Civil War. Bill "Pop" House is the founder of the Delton Base Ball Club and Gary "Handlebar" Hetzel founded the Milwaukee Cream Citys. They're both vintage baseball teams, which play according to 19th Century rules. House and Hetzel will talk - and play some vintage base ball tomorrow afternoon at the Kenosha Civil War Museum.

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Civil War
10:30 am
Wed April 13, 2011

The Spur & the Sash

These are the actual spur and sash passed down through generations of Robert Grede's family that inspired his first novel, The Spur & the Sash, about a Civil War love story.

A local author writes about a Civil War-era Romeo and Juliet. Robert Grede's first novel is The Spur & The Sash, published by Three Towers Press. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci last fall. Grede will discuss his book at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Friday.

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Civil War
10:04 am
Wed April 13, 2011

Iron Brigade & Beyond: Wisconsin in the Civil War - Part 1

As the nation honors the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War, we look at Wisconsin's role in the War Between the States.

On the sesquicentennial anniversary of the siege on Fort Sumter, we hear about Wisconsin’s contributions to the Civil War. Lance Herdegen is the chair of the Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission and former director of the Institute of Civil War Studies at Carroll University. Today marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War’s first battle, the siege of Fort Sumter.

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Civil War
9:30 am
Thu January 13, 2011

The Spur & the Sash

These are the actual spur and sash passed down through generations of Robert Grede's family that inspired his first novel, The Spur & the Sash, about a Civil War love story.

A local author writes about a Civil War-era Romeo and Juliet. Robert Grede's first novel is The Spur & The Sash, published by Three Towers Press. He spoke with Stephanie Lecci last fall. Grede will discuss his book at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum on Friday.

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