The Civil War Comes to Town: Madison Meets the Call for Troops

By Paulette Clark Kaufmann (c) Connecticut Explored Inc. Spring 2011 Subscribe/Buy the Issue! On September 15, 1862, 18 months into the Civil War, 14-year-old Emilie Ely of Madison wrote to her married sister Elizabeth. She told of the family‚Äôs activities and the most pressing news: the threat of a draft should Madison not meet its … Continue reading The Civil War Comes to Town: Madison Meets the Call for Troops