Go If You Think It Your Duty: A Minnesota Couple's Civil War Letters

Andrea R. Foroughi


Go If You Think It Your Duty: A Minnesota Couple's Civil War Letters

Go If You Think It Your Duty: A Minnesota Couple's Civil War Letters

  • Title: Go If You Think It Your Duty: A Minnesota Couple's Civil War Letters
  • Author: Andrea R. Foroughi
  • ISBN: 9780873516006
  • Page: 413
  • Format: Hardcover



During the American Civil War, James Madison Bowler and Elizabeth Caleff Bowler courted, married, became parents, and bought a farm They attended dances, talked politics, and confided their deepest fears Because of the war, however, they experienced all of these events separately, sharing them through hundreds of letters from 1861 to 1865 while Madison served in the ThirDuring the American Civil War, James Madison Bowler and Elizabeth Caleff Bowler courted, married, became parents, and bought a farm They attended dances, talked politics, and confided their deepest fears Because of the war, however, they experienced all of these events separately, sharing them through hundreds of letters from 1861 to 1865 while Madison served in the Third Minnesota Volunteer Regiment The couple s separation which led Madison to battle in the Tennessee Surrender and the Dakota War of 1862 challenged their commitment to the war and to each other These poignant letters provided them a space to voice their fear for and frustration with each other, and they now provide readers with a window into one couple s Civil War.


Recent Comments "Go If You Think It Your Duty: A Minnesota Couple's Civil War Letters"

Perhaps you're among those who don't jump at the chance to read a nonfiction account of the civil war. If that's true, you may have nonchalantly passed by this book without giving it a glance; and if that's true, you've missed a thoughtful, well-organized book that examines the conflict between the states in a whole different light.I heard this author interviewed on the Civil War Talk Radio podcast some time back, and she told the story of the husband and wife whose letters comprise this book so [...]

I will never find my blogging boring again. I made it through 3/4 of the book before I had to give up. Good information about everyday Civil War life and life for everyone else back home in Minnesota. But, that being said Madison should have come home earlier. Didn't they have editors?

This is a compilation of letters between Madison Bowler and Elizabeth Caleff. They were in a close relationship when Madison joined the 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment in 1861. Their letters are very personal and show us how their relationship progressed and of life at home and in the army. They were married in the fall of 1862 and conceived a child. Madison did not see them until the falloff 1865. Madison writes of army life. The surrender of his regiment in the summer of 1862, the en [...]

Interesting collection of letters between a young couple from the Hastings are (Nininger) during the Civil War.

reading for research. interesting collection of letters, not make a play of it

Good book


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