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Historical Essay

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.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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.

Date: 1972-11 

Description: Vietnam anti-war poster proclaiming that the human cost of the war has been six million people under Nixon's term as President. Features a picture of Presi...

Historical Essay

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

Photograph

Medical Evacuation

Date: 1951-11 

Description: A wounded Korean War soldier being carried on an airplane for evacuation to a military hospital in Japan. This snapshot was taken by journalist and news co...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

"Spain's Victory of Peace" Article

Date: 1898-02-17 

Description: An editorial article in the "New York Journal" written by William Randolph Hearst in the wake of the sinking of the "Maine."

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a dead or wounded Civil War soldier created as a preliminary study by one of the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s....

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Gen. W.H.L. Wallace's 2nd Div. Army of the Tenn."

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 52nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison in April 1865, at the very end of the war.

Photograph

Tosten Mossefin

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Description: Seated oval studio portrait of Tosten Mossefin, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regimental...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: Medical facilities, Iwo Jima plus nine. This image is one of many taken by Milwaukee photographer Dickey Chapelle in the aftermath of the landing at Iwo J...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Indoor group portrait of wounded soldiers in the hospital ward, some of which have been wounded. Others soldiers are in uniform and are presumably uninjure...

Photograph

Funeral, Vinh Quoi

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Funeral services in Vinh Quoi, Vietnam for casualties of a Viet Cong attack. Two bodies are lying covered with woven mats on top of white pallets. There ar...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Date:  date unknown

Description: Wisconsin Ho-Chunk (Winnebago) Indians Foster DeCorah and sons. Foster and son Robert served in Co. D of the 128th Infantry and were killed in WWI.

Date: 1945-10-01 

Description: Private First Class William Fenton, wounded in Iwo Jima, laughs after being returned to the United States, to St. Albans Naval Hospital. He is lying down i...

Photograph

Andrew Torguson

Date:  

Description: Vignetted quarter-length head and shoulders profile cabinet card portrait of Andrew Torguson [as written on portrait; also written as Andrew Torkelson on D...

Date: 1945-07-27 

Description: Funeral wreath with photograph in center of Lieut. William T. Gleason, at Lieut. Gleason's funeral service held on July 27, 1945, at St. Bernard's Church....

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
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