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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Sigel, in Milwaukee, mustered into service on October 26, 1861.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 45th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison on November 8, 1864.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry struggles to escape from encroaching Confederates

Historical Essay

Wilderness, Battle of the

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of the Wilderness that occurred from May 5 to June 12, 1864.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 5th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service for three years on July 12, 1861.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 39th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee and mustered in on June 3, 1864.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Champion Hill, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps and original documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 32nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 25, 1862.
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