History Sandwiched In: The Making and Meaning of Dear Delia - The Civil War Letters of Captain Henry F. Young, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry

  • 30 N. Carroll St.
  • Madison, WI 53703
  • Phone: (608) 264-6555

Join Micheal J. Larson, Social Studies Instructor, and Dr. John David Smith, Charles H. Stone Distinguished Professor of American History,  to discuss how their recent book Dear Delia came into being. Come and find out why this edition is an important contribution to Civil War and Wisconsin history.

"Dear Delia" includes 155 letters from Young, a junior officer in the Iron Brigade, to his wife and father-in-law. They span the period August 31, 1861, to November 27, 1864. The letters document the day-to-day life of a devoted husband, son-in-law, and patriot in a bloody, internecine war. Young was willing to sacrifice his life and his family's security in order to suppress the Confederates' insurrection and to render the Union a free country.

  • Times: 12:15 PM to 1:00 PM
  • Admission: Suggested donation of $3/person