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Historical Essay

Northern Lights (Civil War)

Term: Northern Lights (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 31, 1864, the 6th Infantry take advantage of the shade while encamped in Virginia to battle not enemy troops but body lice.

Two Lawyers Spur Abolitionist Reform and Universal Voting Rights

Learn how Byron Paine and Halbert E. Paine used the power of law for radical abolitionist reform in mid-19th century Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

bird's-eye view

Term: bird's-eye view in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Learn about and listen to Holocaust survivor Cyla Stundel tell her story.

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read this Civil War battle summary, the role played by Wisconsin troops, and links to battle maps, related images, and original documents.

Historical Essay

Oumalouminek

Term: Oumalouminek in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

Berger, Victor, 1860-1929

Symbol of Milwaukee Socialism

Learn about the man who was the symbol of Milwaukee Socialism. Read about his involvement in the newspaper business, politics, and his anti-war stance.

Historical Essay

Civil War: 39th Infantry

Term: Civil War (39th Infantry) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: “Been through the mill” (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

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

Read about the desperate 1832 battle near Madison, WI, of the starving Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native Americans against the British and the Ho-Chunk.

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.

Historical Essay

Butt (logging)

Term: butt (logging) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Term: clergy and chaplains (Civil War) in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Historical Essay

feed crops

Term: feed crops in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Read about this Wisconsonite, whose leadership in the Women's Suffrage Movement helped Wisconsin become the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment.

Historical Essay

Crawford County

Term: Crawford County in the Dictionary of Wisconsin History

Discover Madison's Kehl School of Dance through photographs of the performers, public events, dance studio, and other images.
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