Daniel L. Stika

Daniel L. Stika
Daniel L. Stika
When Lincoln met Wisconsin’s Nightingale:Cordelia Harvey’s Campaign for Civil War Soldier Care
This book transcends not only the humanitarian contributions of Cordelia Harvey (Wisconsin’s Nightingale), but more importantly on how this loving and compassionate nineteenth century woman was able to change the mind of a powerful man, namely President Abraham Lincoln. Various scenarios are brought to light throughout a traumatic time in American History (the American Civil War 1861-1865). An historical insight of Abraham Lincoln, prior to, and during his presidency is featured. It reveals details about his family, but more importantly, it shares intimate information of Mr. Lincoln’s private and public persona. A chapter is devoted to reveal who Cordelia was, by discussing at great length her life before, during and after this traumatic period in history. The chapter describing her actual campaign is highly significant, as it reveals the factual dialogue that transpired during her many visits with President Lincoln. It describes what she did, and how she accomplished what she set out to do, which was to have hospitals made available in Wisconsin for the walking wounded.
Kenosha, WI USA
Born and raised in Kenosha, WI. Educational background includes graduating from Mary D. Bradford High School (1958), an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Industrial Marketing from Gateway Technical College (1979), a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University (2004), and a Master’s in Liberal Studies Degree from UW-Milwaukee (2008). I served in the U.S. Air Force for four years (1961-1965). Memberships include being actively involved with St John’s Lutheran Church as an usher, lector chairperson and church historian. Volunteer at the Kenosha Public Museum as a greeter and tour guide, treasurer of the Kenosha County Archaeological Society, and board member of the Friends of the Library. I am an independent TV Producer with local cable access channel 14, and also a cast member of RG Audio Productions. We perform old time live radio shows on stage. I have written a book entitled When Lincoln met Wisconsin’s Nightingale. I am presently doing research on The Rhode Center for the Arts (1891 to the present)anticipating this will culminate into my next book.

As a civic-minded citizen; I think that we should all try to give something back to our communities. One of my main interests is in people. I enjoy being involved and helping whenever and wherever I can. My motto is that you will never outgrow your need for people and knowledge. Life itself is a lifelong learning process. When we stop learning, we stop living. I retired from active employment, not from active enjoyment.

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