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Learn about the long life of the mascot of the Eighth Wisconsin Civil War Regiment, a bald eagle named 'Old Abe'.

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

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 46th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on March 2, 1865, only a few weeks before the war ended.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On February 12, 1863, Captain Rufus R. Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry offers a group of slaves in Virginia the choice of freedom

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Sergeant Major George Driggs of Company E, 8th Wisconsin Infantry, introduced readers of his 1864 memoir to the regiment's mascot and most famous member.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Old Abe and the Iron Brigade

Wisconsin in the Civil War

Discover how a pet eagle named Old Abe helped Wisconsin serve the Union in the Civil War

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent

Read about one of the Democratic Party politicians around the time of the Civil War. This article details his Civil War service and contains several links.

Historical Essay

Bull Run, First Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the first major engagement of the Civil War. Article includes links to related images and documents.

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 fianceƩ.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 42nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on September 7, 1864.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Brentwood, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the battle.
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