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Wisconsin History Essays

Learn something new about the past and gain a deeper understanding of your world. Hundreds of essays tell the stories of the people, places and events that are Wisconsin history.

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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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British Open Golf Glove

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Golf glove worn by Sherri Steinhauer of Madison, Wisconsin to win the 2006 Weetabix Women's British Open, August 3-6, 2006. (Museum object #2007.81.2)

Historical Essay

Nuclear Fuel Assembly

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Control rod and replica fuel assembly from Wisconsin's first nuclear power plant. (Museum object 1997.56.13-14)

Historical Essay

Atlanta, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps, related images, and original documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

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Dog and Master at Antietam

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The canine companion of Captain Werner Von Bachelle of Company F, 6th Wisconsin Infantry, proved his lasting loyalty on the battlefield

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 7th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service on September 2, 1861.

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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the march toward Antietam, Maryland, a soldier from the 7th Wisconsin Infantry gets separated from his regiment and asks a local civilian for directions

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Plaque commemorating the passage of the 1915 Seaman's Act. (Museum object #1942.530)
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