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Historical Essay

Port Gibson, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the opening battle in the successful Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Historical Essay

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Doll

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Doll depicting Wisconsin poet Ella Wheeler Wilcox made by Milwaukee artist Joan (Beringer) Pripps, 1947-1948. (Museum object #2007.139.19)

Learn about the women of Wisconsin, and their lives during the Civil War.

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

A Brief Biography of Joshua Glover

Discover how the slave Joshua Glover escaped and created a new life in the North with the help of the Underground Railroad.

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

Photographic portraits of Native Americans dating from 1898.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 35th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 276 men during service.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politican, "War Democrat", U.S. Congressman, U.S. Ambassador

Read about General Edward Stuybesant Bragg from Fond du Lac, who served with the Iron Brigade in the Civil War.

How Years of Failure led to Success

Discover the history of suffrage in Wisconsin, and how the state became the first to ratify the 19th amendment after many difficulties.

Browse a gallery of cigarette advertising trade cards from the 1870s to 1940s.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Historical Essay

World War I

The Struggles at Home

Discover the how American patriotism during World War I led to Xenophobia and fear of Germans.

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

Historical Essay

Civil War: 7th Infantry

Term: Civil War (7th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

How One Family Helped Build the Modern Tourist Destination

Discover how Wisconsin Dells came to prominence as a Midwestern tourism institution.

Fur Trader and Explorer

Brief biography of Médard Chouart des Groseilliers who was a fur trader and explorer.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Attorney, Internal Revenue Department

Spirits Lead a Woman to Fortune

Morris Pratt was a well known psychic medium whose legacy is his eponymous spiritualist institution in Whitewater, known locally as "Pratt's Folly."

Historical Essay

Civil War: 18th Infantry

Term: Civil War (18th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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