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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Prairie Grove, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War battle that took place in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. This article includes links to related documents.

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Stones River, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the bloodiest major battle during the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

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Spotsylvania, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to primary sources and battle maps.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

merciless bullets rang and soldiers were slaughtered as Captain Rufus R. Dawes' 6th Wisconsin Infantry was pinned down by enemy sharpshooters.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the second day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Confederate troops drive the 6th Wisconsin Infantry from the battlefield

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Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

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Dog and Master at Antietam

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The canine companion of Captain Werner Von Bachelle of Company F, 6th Wisconsin Infantry, proved his lasting loyalty on the battlefield

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Hamilton, in Fond Du Lac and mustered into service on June 19, 1861.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The 24th Michigan Infantry proudly marches with Wisconsin's 6th Infantry in dense fog into its first combat playing music

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 8th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service September 13, 1861, and left for St. Louis on October 12, 1861.
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