Treasure Trove of Letters Offer Insight Into Civil War

a Civil War soldier from west central Illinois and his wife regularly communicated during the war. They exchanged letters throughout the conflict…and their correspondence does not paint a pretty picture. This morning on First Light…Illinois Public Radio's Rich Egger brings us a conversation with the author of ‘This Infernal War’:

 William and Jane Standard from the book "This Infernal War"

William and Jane Standard from the book "This Infernal War"

 Timothy Mason Roberts compiled and edited the book based on the civil war era letters between William and Jane Standard (photo courtesy of Tri-States Public Radio)

Timothy Mason Roberts compiled and edited the book based on the civil war era letters between William and Jane Standard (photo courtesy of Tri-States Public Radio)