Downtown 1958

Downtown 1958

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Civil War Diaries Read

April 7, 1962, Appleton Post-Crescent
This had to have been an intense presentation, considering the letters Mr. Moon held contained such an emotional impact about the horrors of war.  All the rhetoric of politicians and other leaders tends to go by the wayside when you consider the first-hand accounts from the soldiers that truly were there in the trenches.  Any jingoistic pretense of the goodness of war must be tempered with accounts such as these, in any fight.

1 comment:

  1. A great book created out of a Civil War journal written by a Neenah man is, "With the 3rd Wisconsin Badgers." Van R. Willard covers much of the war as seen by the 3rd Wisconsin Regiment. Menasha's Dr. D. W. Dodge was a very good friend of Willard's They enlisted together and were in the same company. Another very close friend of theirs was Kimberly Clark founder, C. B. Clark, who enlisted in the 21st Regiment.