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Read about the Wisconsin governor's tragic death, which occurred while he was helping wounded Civil War soldiers after the Battle of Shiloh.

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

Term: Civil War (11th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read an overview of this pivotal event in the nation's civil rights era

Historical Essay

Shiloh, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

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

Historical Essay

The World War II Home Front

The Benefits and Costs of War

Discover how World War II affected daily life in Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Manitowoc, Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Attorney, Internal Revenue Department

Historical Essay

Original Model Barbie Doll

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Barbie doll purchased in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, c. 1961. (Museum object #1972.17.10)

Fugitive Slave

Biography of Caroline Quarlls, the first fugitive slave conducted through Wisconsin's underground railroad network to freedom.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 46th Infantry

Term: Civil War (46th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Women's History in Wisconsin

Provides a comprehensive summary of women's history in Wisconsin and contains primary sources from the 16th century to the early 21st century.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin troops declared that even the pigs were secessionists and they burned them at the stake for their treason.

Learn how artifacts are conserved after they have been excavated from their underwater resting places

Historical Essay

Civil War: 30th Infantry

Term: Civil War (30th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War (5th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 51st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee from March 20-April 29, 1865, at the very end of the war.

Politician and Industrialist

Biography of Walter Jodok Koher, politician and founder of the Kohler Company.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Marshall, Wisconsin Board of Regents Member

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