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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Native American courting flute carved by Louis Webster, of Menominee, Stockbridge, Potawatomi and Oneida descent, 1994. (Museum object #1996.118.93)

Historical Essay

Corporal (Civil War)

Term: Corporal (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Junior Loyalty Legion

Term: Junior Loyalty Legion in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Potter Law (1874)

Term: Potter Law (1874) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery, the Buena Vista Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

Historical Essay

Lapham, Increase, 1811-1875

Wisconsin's First Scientist

Read about Wisconsin's first scientist. Learn about his achievements; including his scientific writings, and his work as an engineer and land surveyor.

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

Civil War Battle Summary

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

Term: International Harvester Company in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Canthook (logging)

Term: Canthook (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

corbeau (Fr.)

Term: corbeau in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Babe (logging)

Term: Babe (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War (1st Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

First Peoples

Learn about the Paleo-Indians who first inhabited the Wisconsin territory and the archaeological excavations that have revealed their culture.

Historical Essay

The First Madison Lodgings

From Under a Tree to Madison's Most Popular Lodge

Discover the story surrounding the planning and construction of the first building erected in Madison.

Term: Omro Union Rifles (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Norwegian Trinket Box

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Trinket box brought to Wisconsin by Norwegian immigrants, c. 1870. (Museum object #1993.6.2)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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