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Historical Essay

"Horse Sense" (Civil War)

Term: "Horse Sense" (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War (9th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War draft riots (1862) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read about the life of this influential Wisconsonite and his contributions to the field of architecture. Article includes links to many primary sources.

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)

Historical Essay

Park City Greys (Civil War)

Term: Park City Greys (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Popular Swindler

Read about John Till and the miraculous "medical" plaster treatment that led to his arrest by the State Medical Board.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Governor of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Handy-rod (logging)

Term: Handy-rod (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Kohler Strike

Term: Kohler Strike in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Lumberjacks' nicknames (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Harry Ellsworth Cole

Cole's photographs show scenic views of the Dells and Devil's Lake area as well as geological features throughout Sauk County.

Historical Essay

Mustered out (Civil War)

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

Read a short biography about this U.S. Senator famous for his penny-pinching attitude toward government spending and his courage in taking unpopular stands

Historical Essay

Ouisconching

Term: Ouisconching in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: "Jeff Davis’ Pets" (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Civil War (10th Light Artillery) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, U.S. Congressman

Brief biography of Civil War veteran and three term U.S. Congressman best remembered for disobeying orders to return fugitive slaves to their owners.

Historical Essay

Civil War: home front

Term: Civil War home front in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Federal Guards (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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