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Reuben Gold Thwaites Photographs

Reuben Gold Thwaites' photos of his trip down the Monongahela and Ohio rivers.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Falling Waters, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the first Civil War battle in which Wisconsin soldiers engaged with the enemy. This article contains a link to original documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 11th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and lost 373 men.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry struggles to escape from encroaching Confederates

Historical Essay

Burt's Solar Compass

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Solar Compass used to survey lands in Wisconsin and surrounding areas during the 1840s and 1850s. (Museum object #1962.60.2,A)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 9th Wisconsin Independent Battery Light Artillery was organized at Burlington and mustered into service January 27, 1862.

View a pictorial review of the Wisconsin State Fair from 1851 when it began.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served at New Orleans and Baton Rouge during the Civil War.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)

Historical Essay

Farming and Industry

How a Disaster Made Wisconsin the Dairy State

Discover how Wisconsin became the nation's leader in wheat long before it was renowned for dairy, and the disaster that made it all possible.

Historical Essay

The World War II Home Front

The Benefits and Costs of War

Discover how World War II affected daily life in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Office, Wisconsin Registrar of Lands

Historical Essay

Deer Hide Jacket

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Deer hide jacket of Ruel Garnich Baldwin, c. 1915. (Museum object #2005.147.1)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

United States Senate campaign banner for Milwaukee Socialist Congressman Victor L. Berger, April 1918. (Museum object #1992.168)

Historical Essay

Carpenter's Tool Chest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tool chest used by carpenter Charles Colburn of Wonewoc, Wisconsin, during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. (Museum object #2004.137.1-248)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Bowling shirt designed, made and worn by Earlene Fuller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1995. (Museum object #2008.176.5)

Historical Essay

Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to a battle map and original documents.
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