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Historical Essay

Port Gibson, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the opening battle in the successful Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, MS. The article details Wisconsin's involvement in the battle.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 29th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on September 27, 1862.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 36th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 342 men during service.

Historical Essay

Chickamauga, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the battle that temporarily halted the Union advance into the heart of the Confederacy. This article contains several links.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politican, "War Democrat", U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador

Read about General Edward Stuybesant Bragg from Fond du Lac, who served with the Iron Brigade in the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 243 men during service.

Historical Essay

Fugitive Slave Collar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Iron collar removed from a fugitive slave by Wisconsin soldiers in 1862. (Museum object #1961.73)

Black-and-white photographs taken and printed by Civil War-era photographer George N. Barnard.

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.

Historical Essay

Corinth, Second Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the Civil War battle that took place in Corinth, Mississippi. The article details Wisconsin's significant role in this Union victory.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 7th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

Read about the Norwegian immigrant who became colonel to the predominately Norwegian 15th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 25 men during service.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 51st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee from March 20-April 29, 1865, at the very end of the war.
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