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Camp Randall

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Today the name Camp Randall is associated with Badgers and championship football, but this wasn't always the case. Camp Randall was originally the training ground for Civil War recruits. Explore this topic and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War with your students through primary resources including original letters and photographs. Both have excellent print quality and provide an engaging history of Camp Randall.

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