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Historical Essay

Dog and Master at Antietam

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The canine companion of Captain Werner Von Bachelle of Company F, 6th Wisconsin Infantry, proved his lasting loyalty on the battlefield

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 40th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 19 men during service

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 4th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on July 9, 1861

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Author

Learn about the Colonel who kept detailed accounts of several important battles of the Civil War.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 19th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 30, 1862

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 4, 1863, Mary Gates writes to her fiancé, Colonel Rufus Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, as he turns 25 years old during Battle of Gettysburg

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Learn how Cordelia Harvey established a hospital in Madison to help Civil War soldiers

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.

Historical Essay

Black History in Wisconsin

Read about Black history in Wisconsin. There are many links to original documents, pictures, eyewitness accounts, and other primary sources.

Historical Essay

Gettysburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

President Lincoln visited Wisconsin's 2nd Infantry two days after the humiliating Union defeat at Bull Run on July 21, 1861

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fond du Lac Manufacturer

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 21st Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 5, 1862

Historical Essay

Island No. 10, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to related images and original documents.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after his challenge to duel with a Virginia congressman, 1860. (Museum object #1957.112)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

The Story of Memorial Day

Discover the history of Memorial Day celebrations in Wisconsin.
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