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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at La Crosse and mustered into service on October 10, 1861.

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read this Civil War battle summary, the role played by Wisconsin troops, and links to battle maps, related images, and original documents.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The exposed underwear of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry prompts a polite suggestion from a little girl.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 43rd Wisconsin Infantry from Milwaukee, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 75 men in service.

Sources for learning about Wisconsin women during the war.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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.

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.

Historical Essay

Reform of Military Hospitals

How One Woman Changed Wisconsin During the Civil War

Discover how Cordelia Harvey's mission to reform hospitals during the Civil War would change Wisconsin forever.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, organized at Kenosha, which served in the Civil War 1861-1865 and lost 401 men in service.

Historical Essay

Old Abe, the War Eagle

Civil War Mascot, 8th Wisconsin Infantry

Read about the war eagle who served as the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. This article contains links to original documents, images, and accounts.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 11th Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized with the 17th Wisconsin Infantry at Camp Randall in Madison on February 22, 1862.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 24th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Milwaukee and mustered into service on August 15, 1862.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

More Bank Failures (1857)

Discover the effects that the Panic of 1857 had on La Crosse.

Historical Essay

Gettysburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.
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