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Term: Allen Grove [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: Fremont Rifles (Civil War military unit) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Brief biography of the Ho-Chunk Indian Family, Glory of the Morning Decorah and her children and grandchildren Spoon, Old, One-Eyed, and Waukon.

Read about Wisconsin's role in the development of the environmental movement in the United States in the 20th century.

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

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

Term: Albion [origin of place name] in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

An Old Man's Tall Tale

Wisconsin pioneer Joseph Crelie was said to be 139 years old when he was exhibited to spectators in 1864. But how old was he really?

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 5th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service for three years on July 12, 1861.

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 brief history of the Underground Railroad in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Altoona (East Eau Claire)

Origin of Altoona, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Altoona, Wisconsin.

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

Gill's Rock

Origin of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

Discover the history of Gill's Rock, Wisconsin

The History of the Movement

Discover how Robert "Fighting Bob" La Follette, the Wisconsin Republican Party and the Progressive Movement reformed state and national government.

Grain Trader and Promoter of Railroad Rate Regulation

Discover the history of Edward Payson Bacon

Historical Essay

Civil War: 12th Infantry

Term: Civil War (12th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Minicom III TTY machine made by Ultratec, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, c. 1986-1989. (Museum object #2004.58.2a-h)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Arm and leg restraints that bound John McCaffary, the last man executed in Wisconsin, 1851. (Museum object #1976.249.1–.2)

Historical Essay

1809 Map Sampler

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sampler embroidered by Cecilia Lewis at a boarding school in 1809. (Museum object #1984.294.1)

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