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Term: “Been through the mill” (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Pierce, Hattie, 1829-1944

Born into slavery, Hattie Pierce lived 115 years and was able to fully experience both life before and after emancipation.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 51st Infantry

Term: Civil War (51st Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

The 1849 Sketches of James F. Wilkins

View this selection of drawings by James F. Wilkins, created on his journey on the Overland Trail from Missouri to Califonia in 1849.

Read about the creation of the Wisconsin territory, the formation of a territorial government, and the move of the capital from Belmont to Madison.

See images that document the stories of 18 Wisconsin survivors of the World War II Holocaust.

Historical Essay

pallasado

Term: pallasado in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

cassock

Term: cassock in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Mau-quo-pin-e-no

Term: Mau-quo-pin-e-no in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Messmore Guards (Civil War)

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

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

Historical Essay

Come-and-get-it (logging)

Term: Come-and-get-it (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

cavalry (Civil War)

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

Historical Essay

Banick (logging)

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

Historical Essay

Free Soil Party

Term: Free Soil Party in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Grand Chute

Term: Grand Chute in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Appointment book made of ivory, used by Wisconsin politician and businessman Cassius Fairchild of Madison, WI, during the 1850s. (Museum object #1971.19)

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.

Historical Essay

Atlanta, Battle of

Term: Atlanta, Battle of in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about the exploits of the U.S. Army National Guard's Red Arrow Division during World War II.
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