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Learn about how the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry helped capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1865.

Historical Essay

Camp Life During Quiet Times

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On June 10, 1863, Captain Rufus R. Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry describes a typical day in camp to his fianceé.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read about how a lieutenant outwitted Confederate soldiers after he was captured in the fog near Petersburg, Virginia

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 1, 1863, Colonel Rufus R. Dawes and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry bravely move forward amid hidden enemy fire and finally capture the rebels

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a soldier's letter describing how some soldiers generally treated chaplains during the Siege of Vicksburg.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Learn how Cordelia Harvey established a hospital in Madison to help Civil War soldiers

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

An elderly Pennsylvania man approaches General John B. Callis to ask if he can fight with the 7th Wisconsin Infantry in an upcoming battle

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 4, 1863, Mary Gates writes to her fiancé, Colonel Rufus Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, as he turns 25 years old during Battle of Gettysburg

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin troops declared that even the pigs were secessionists and they burned them at the stake for their treason.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The Battle of Spotsylvania, Virginia, in May 1864 pitted 100,000 Union troops against 52,000 Confederates.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read a letter from an anonymous writer in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry that applauds the positive impact of women in the army.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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