Civil War Week: Emilie Quiner’s Diary

July 4, 2011


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Emilie Quiner was a 21-year-old Madison schoolteacher when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Wanting to feel more useful to the war, Quiner went to work as a nurse in a Union hospital in Tennessee in 1863. Michele Good reads from Quiner’s diary.

This story commemorates Wisconsin’s role in the Civil War on its 150th anniversary.

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