Odd Wisconsin Archive
Troops Called in To Preserve Order
No, not in New Orleans but here in Wisconsin. In Port Washington during draft riots in 1862, at Bay View during a labor demonstration in 1886, in Milwaukee during an epidemic in 1895, in Oshkosh during a strike in 1898, and in Madison during Vietnam War protests. For more on the early history of the Wisconsin National Guard, see our online collection of Local History & Biography Articles.
:: Posted in Curiosities on September 2, 2005