On the Home Front: A Civil War Wife's Story

Program description:
After rebel forces fired on Fort Sumter, President Lincoln declared war and called for 75,000 troops to put down the rebellion. The governor of Wisconsin called on all of the patriotic women of the state to contribute aid, prepare lint and bandages, offer kindness, encouragement and prayers. Mrs. Asa Farr describes life on the home front after the men marched away to war, the women's work that supported the war effort, and how the conflict affected everyday people.

"Chris's knowledge of the Civil War era brought a new element to Walworth County Genealogical Society's Annual Cemetery program. As the wife of a Civil War veteran, she gave an excellent performance of the life of a soldier's wife. We are hoping she will be available for future programs."

-Deb Ketchum, President WCGS