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

Historical Essay

Port Gibson, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the opening battle in the successful Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Historical Essay

Brisbois, Michael 1760-1837

Fur Trader and Settler

Biography of French-Canadian fur trader Michel Brisbois, who founded the first permanent white settlement in Prairie du Chien.

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

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor, Philanthropist

Learn how the Society became the permanent home for the McCormick-International Harvester Collection.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 15th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on February 2, 1862.

A Short History of Wisconsin

Fugitive Slave

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

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.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 20th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 23, 1862.

Historical Essay

Baraga, Frederic (1797-1868)

Read about the Austrian born missionary who worked with many groups of Native Americans and settlers in the upper Midwest.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Collage featuring likeness of civil rights activist Father James Edmund Groppi by artist Gloria Adair of Milwaukee, 1966. (Museum object #1993.37.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Governor's Guard

Read about a very influential Civil War Colonel that served as aide-de-camp to the top commanders of the Iron Brigade. Includes inks to learn more.

Historical Essay

Cranberry Harvesting Rake

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Handmade all wooden cranberry rake used for harvesting cranberries in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin, early 20th century. (Museum object # 1973.121)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Road jersey worn by Milwaukee Braves first baseman Joe Adcock in 1957. (Museum object #2006.68.1)

Historical Essay

State Capitol Spittoon

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Ornamented bronze cuspidor (spittoon) used in the Wisconsin State Capitol, c. 1915-1955. (Museum object #1955.3600,A-B)

Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).

Brief biography of George H. Walker railroad promoter and politician who was twice mayor of Milwaukee (1851, 1853).
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