Private Silas W. Haven http://iowapublicradio.org en “A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War” http://iowapublicradio.org/post/punishment-nation-iowa-soldier-endures-civil-war <p>In 1862 Private Silas W. Haven marched off to fight in the Civil War.&nbsp; He left behind his wife and three small children for four long years.&nbsp; 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.”&nbsp; I’ll talk with editor Brian Miller.</p><p></p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:08:05 +0000 Charity Nebbe 15650 at http://iowapublicradio.org “A Punishment on the Nation: An Iowa Soldier Endures the Civil War”