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Historical Essay

Fort Blue Mounds

Brief description of Fort Blue Mounds, built near the town of the same name during the Black Hawk War of 1832.

Historical Essay

Bad Axe, Battle of

Brief summation of the events pertaining to the concluding engagement of the Black Hawk War, The Battle of Bad Axe.

A brief description of the violent attacks that ensued after the Civil War military draft began in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Lumberjack Saved Union Fleet

3,000 Dam the Red River

Read this wild story about a Wisconsin Dells lumberjack applying his knowledge of dams to help Union forces escape a Confederate attack.

Speakers Bureau

Richard Haney is a WHS Press author and a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society Speakers Bureau.

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