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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

1850-2009

Photographs of political campaign techniques of the past.

The Prairie du Sac Dam

Read about the conception and inspiration behind the dam that provides electric power to Sauk and Columbia counties. Includes links to photographs.

Learn more about the 1904 fire that destroyed the third Wisconsin State Capitol.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

An intimate look at family, architecture, interiors and fashion in Victorian Wisconsin between 1885 and 1900

Learn about the lives of upper-middle class Wisconsinites in the Victorian period between 1885 and 1900.

Term: Columbia Rifles (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about the history of Christmas cards and their various uses during World War I and II, and in postwar America.

Historical Essay

South Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that spawned the nickname "Iron Brigade." Article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and includes links.

Historical Essay

Automobile Culture

Wisconsin and the Invention of the Car

Discover how Wisconsin's influence on the automobile and tourist culture.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Nash Ambassador Automobile

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

1948 Ambassador sedan, manufactured by the Nash Motors Division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation, Kenosha, WI, 1947-1948. (Museum object #1992.156)

Historical Essay

Liquor Riot (1850)

Term: Liquor Riot (1850) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War (7th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Ojibwe Court Case

Buffalo and O-Sho-Ga Protest Forced Removal

Discover how two Ojibwe chiefs traveled to Washington DC and negotiated with President Millard Fillmore to keep rights to their land.

Historical Essay

Madison's Castle

In the late 1800s there was a castle on the shore of Lake Mendota OTHER than the Red Gym. This is that castle's mysterious story.

Lawyer and Temperance Advocate

Discover the history of temperance advocate Eugene Wilder Chafin

Historical Essay

Logging

The Industry That Changed the State

Discover how the logging industry shaped Wisconsin's economy and culture from the 19th century to the present.

Historical Essay

Angel on Snowshoes

A Brief Biography of Kate Pelham Newcomb

Discover the history of Dr. Kate Pelham Newcomb from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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