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Wisconsin History Essays

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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, originally 4th Wisconsin Infantry, from Racine, which served in the Civil War 1861-1966 and lost 431 men in service.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn more about the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery. This article contains links to original documents.

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

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1960s Paper Dress

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Paper dress made by Scott Paper Co., 1966-1967. (Museum object #1969.184.13)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 16th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on January 31, 1862.

Learn about the creation of the U.S. Social Security system and Wisconsin's extensive influence on the program.

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

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Epidemic Anniversary

A History of Disease in Wisconsin

Read this informative collection of all the outbreaks and epidemics in Wisconsin's history.

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

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