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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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20th-Century Immigration

Learn how economic and social conditions in Wisconsin and elsewhere brought new groups of immigrants to Wisconsin in the 20th century.

Learn about the tragic story of what happened when Ho-Chunk warrior Red Bird and three companions surrender themselves after killing settlers.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 29th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on September 27, 1862.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at La Crosse and mustered into service on October 10, 1861.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Badge worn to support William Jennings Bryan by Wisconsin delegate Charles Donohue at Democratic Convention, Denver, July 1908 (Museum object #1997.36.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Early hand-carved table made by Levi Havemann, a German immigrant to Madison, c. 1860. (Museum object #1998.21.1)

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 28th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 240 men during service.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Baseball uniform worn by William Gates, second baseman for the Wittenberg Grays in the early 1920s. (Museum object #1975.90A-B)
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