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Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Author

Learn about the Colonel who kept detailed accounts of several important battles of the Civil War.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On March 26, 1914, Chief Big Sky of the Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe Indians described how he captured an eaglet from its nest in the spring of 1861

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 19th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 30, 1862.

Learn about the canal era and the use of steamboats on Wisconsin waterways and lakes in the 19-th century.

Architectural photographs of the restored opera houses of Wisconsin.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 37th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 9, 1864.

Historical Essay

Dairyland Rat Poison

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Dairyland Rat Poison container made for the Wisconsin Pharmacal Co. of Milwaukee, 1955-1965. (Museum object #1999.143.34)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)

Wisconsin photographer David Marcou's images of life in La Crosse, Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Milwaukee Orphanage Shirt

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shirt given to a child leaving St. Joseph Orphanage, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, c. 1920. (Museum object #2005.82.1)

Historical Essay

Bull Semen Parachute

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Parachute used by the University of Wisconsin to deliver fresh bull semen to farmers in rural areas, 1944-1947. (Museum object #1993.7)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Sturgeon decoy carved and painted by Ojibwe artist John V. Snow. (Museum Object #1996.118.106A-B)

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

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)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 12th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War at Corinth, Vicksburg, Savannah, Iuka, Port Gibson, Raymond and Bentonville.

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

The Founding of Major Cities

Read how land speculation and the development of transportation spurred settlement in 19th-century Wisconsin, leading to the rise of larger cities.

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin Home

Learn about he home of architect Frank Lloyd Wright and view rare photographs of the building he designed and redesigned during his lifetime.
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