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Letters To Home During The Civil War

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Letter from Confederate statesmen in captivity

Lake Effect contributor Gianofer Fields has visited the Wisconsin Veterans Museum several times, and with each trip we learn more about military history and the objects that survived the wars. 

In this edition, we return to the museum and meet up again with Kevin Hampton, the Curator of Research and Public Programs, who talks about some of the other items Civil War soldiers brought with them to stay connected to home:

Gianofer Fields studies material culture at UW-Madison and is the curator of "It's a Material World" - a project funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.

Original air date: 09/20/14

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