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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Basic statistics pertaining to Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War.

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 Officer

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.

Civil War Battle Summary

Discover the role that Wisconsin troops, including Menominee warriors and our only unit of Black soldiers, played in a dramatic Civil War battle.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the march toward Antietam, Maryland, a soldier from the 7th Wisconsin Infantry gets separated from his regiment and asks a local civilian for directions

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Brentwood, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the battle.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 48th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee in February-March 1865, just a few weeks before the war ended.

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

Historical Essay

Shot Tower Lead-Melting Bowl

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Lead-melting bowl used at the Wisconsin Shot Company Shot Tower, Helena, Wisconsin, c. 1833. (Museum object #1992.12)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Milwaukee Light Guard coat worn by Captain John C. Starkweather, 1858-1861. (Museum object #1957.282)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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