"When will this horrid was end!"

Hibbard, James B.
March 2010
Wisconsin Magazine of History;Spring2010, Vol. 93 Issue 3, p2
The article discusses the experience of people in the Wisconsin home front during the U.S. Civil War, focusing on the life and experience of Catharine Demarest Eaton, the wife of war chaplain Samuel Eaton. It describes Catharine's experience raising children, managing the household, and running the church where Samuel was rector before joining the Seventh Wisconsin Infantry regiment. The recruiting of the Lancaster Union Guards is discussed, along with Samuel's responsibilities to assist in hospitals, holding worship services, and providing exhortations to soldiers. Other subjects under discussion include the brutality of the Wilderness Campaign, the Army of the Potomac, and Samuel's experience in the Battle of Antietam.


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