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Historical Figures in Wisconsin

Learn about the lives of your favorite Wisconsin historical figures, from the famous to infamous, and their contributions to our state's history.

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Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author

Read about the man who wrote the most cited book on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War. This article includes several links to his work.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

He traveled the world as a young naval officer before helping to lead the 4th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. He died in battle.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer

Read about Dennis Daily and his remarkable bravery during the Battles of Weldon Road and White Oak Road in Virginia during the Civil War

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Attorney, Internal Revenue Department

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fond du Lac Manufacturer

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Wisconsin Board of Regents Member

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.
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