“A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War”
In 1862 Private Silas W. Haven marched off to fight in the Civil War. He left behind his wife and three small children for four long years. During that time he wrote nearly 200 letters home. Those letters have now been published in the new book, “A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War.” I’ll talk with editor Brian Miller.