Civil War Week: Emilie Quiner’s Diary


July 4, 2011

FacebookTwitterEmail

Listen Online

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.

FacebookTwitterEmail
2018-01-19T17:51:19+00:00Tags: , , |

Sign Up Form

Sign Up for Our Bi-Weekly Newsletter

Get your favorite Wisconsin Life stories, meet the crew, and go behind the scenes.