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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumber Mill Owner, Founded the Town of Somerset

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 31, 1864, the 6th Infantry take advantage of the shade while encamped in Virginia to battle not enemy troops but body lice.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

During the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863, an Wisconsin Irishman, casually extinguishes a burning fuse that lands among the troops

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.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The components of the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery regiment were spread throughout the South during the war.

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Assault on

Civil War Battle Summary

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher

Thomas S. Allen is best remembered for his leadership of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry during 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.

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

Historical Essay

Civil War Loyalty Flag

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

20-star United States Flag used in initiation ceremonies to the Union League, where members swore to protect the Union and its values, Prairie du Chien, Wi

Historical Essay

Atlanta Campaign

Civil War Battle Summary

By seizing Atlanta, Georgia, the center of Confederate industry and transportation, the Union crippled the Confederacy's ability to wage war.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fruit Famer, Postmaster

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