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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 25th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 460 men during service.

Read how German Americans opposed Americanization and Native Americans opposed assimilation through English instruction in their schools.

Historical Essay

Governor Dreyfus's Red Vest

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Red velveteen vest worn by Wisconsin Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus, c. 1975. (Museum object #1982.450.15)

Historical Essay

Anneke, Mathilde, 1817-1884

This woman founded the first feminist newspaper in the United States. Read about her dedication to women's rights and her opposition to slavery.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

Historical Essay

Hispanics in Wisconsin

Learn about the history of Hispanic Americans in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Authtor, Attorney, State Senator

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served at New Orleans and Baton Rouge during the Civil War.

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

Learn about the various visits Presidents have made to Wisconsin's Capitol city!

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

Wisconsin History textbooks will tell us that Jean Nicolet was the first white person to reach our state, but there's evidence that he was the second.

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 45th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison on November 8, 1864.

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

Discover how the Civil War affected life on the home front and the role of women in supporting the war effort.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

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)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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