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Historical Essay

Petersburg, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin troops' role in the 10-month Union siege of Petersburg, Virginia, which led to the surrender of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Historical Essay

Perryville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War where more than 7,500 soldliers were killed.

Historical Essay

Brentwood, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to original documents and other accounts of the battle.

Historical Essay

Spotsylvania, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to primary sources and battle maps.

Historical Essay

Port Hudson, Siege of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the siege of Port Hudson by Union forces in the summer of 1863.

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

Historical Essay

Chancellorsville, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

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

Historical Essay

Shiloh, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the bloodiest battles during the Civil War. This article includes links to related documents and images.

Historical Essay

Chattanooga, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

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

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.

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.

Historical Essay

Atlanta Campaign

Civil War Battle Summary

By seizing Atlanta, Georgia, the center of Confederate industry and transportation, the Union crippled the Confederacy's ability to wage war.

Historical Essay

Vicksburg, Assault on

Civil War Battle Summary

Historical Essay

Chickamauga, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the battle that temporarily halted the Union advance into the heart of the Confederacy. This article contains several links.

Historical Essay

South Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that spawned the nickname "Iron Brigade." Article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and includes links.

Historical Essay

Champion Hill, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

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

Historical Essay

Gettysburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

Historical Essay

Bull Run, Second Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in the Civil War battle that drove the Union army back to Washington, DC. This article includes links to original documents.

Historical Essay

Arkansas Post, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that gave Union forces control of the Mississippi River.

Historical Essay

Fredericksburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about the Civil War battle that ended in a Confederate victory. This article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and contains several links.
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