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Lawyer, Judge, Politician and Land Speculator

Biography of lawyer, judge, politician and land speculator Morgan Lewis Martin.

Historical Essay

The Story of Memorial Day

Celebrations of Memorial Day Throughout History

Discover the history of Memorial Day celebrations in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Wilderness, Battle of the

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Battle of the Wilderness that occurred from May 5 to June 12, 1864.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read a brief description of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters, Co. G. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the Company.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Fruit Famer, Postmaster

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Helped Draft the Wisconsin Constitution

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.

Historical Essay

Falling Waters, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the first Civil War battle in which Wisconsin soldiers engaged with the enemy. This article contains a link to original documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Wisconsin Attorney General and State Senator

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read how Colonel Louis Crane of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry shared his feelings with his brother, James, on the day before the battle of Cedar Mountain

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

Spooner, John Coit 1843-1919

Lawyer and Politician

Biography of John Coit Spooner who was a lawyer and politician, known as a leading Stalwart Republican.

Lawyer, Politician, Senator, Cabinet Officer and Philanthropist

Biography of William Freeman Vilas, 1840-1908.

Historical Essay

Old Abe, the War Eagle

Civil War Mascot, 8th Wisconsin Infantry

Read about the war eagle who served as the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. This article contains links to original documents, images, and accounts.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Portrait of Lucius Fairchild by John Singer Sargent, 1887. (Museum object #1942.305)

Historical Essay

Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 33rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Utley in Racine and mustered into service on October 18, 1862

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

General Bragg recalls Captain Dennis Dailey, of Company G, 6th Wisconsin Regiment, who attempted to seize an entire Confederate brigade by himself

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, University of Wisconsin Regent

Read about one of the Democratic Party politicians around the time of the Civil War. This article details his Civil War service and contains several links.

Historical Essay

Iuka, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn more about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to view original documents and other accounts of this battle.
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