Count This Penny

By Erika Janik | April 2, 2012


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A hundred and fifty years ago, Wisconsin soldiers entered the second year of the Civil War. Now, some of their stories have been set to music as part of a Civil War arts project at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Singer-songwriters Amanda and Allen Rigell of the band Count This Penny share a song inspired by one soldier’s letters home.


Erika Janik

Erika Janik is the co-creator and former executive director of Wisconsin Life. She is the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, Apple: A Global History, and  Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine. She’s currently the executive...

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