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Book Talk with Laurence Desotell – The Captured, the Sick, and the Dead: Confederate Soldiers at Camp Randall

April 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Twelve hundred Confederate soldiers, mostly from Alabama and Tennessee regiments, were captured in the late winter of 1862 and taken to a POW camp in Wisconsin. In a period of six weeks, 140 of them died and were buried far from their southern homes. What were the backgrounds of these men? What were the movements of their regiments, their battles? Why did so many die? Author Laurence Desotell skillfully answers these questions in his carefully researched text. He also tackles a timely question: how to acknowledge the Confederate dead without championing their cause.


This program is free and suitable for all ages.

Event sponsored by The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation with support for the Foundation from Generac Power Systems.


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