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On This Day: December 5

1861 - (Civil War) 10th Wisconsin Infantry Arrives in the South

The 10th Wisconsin Infantry arrived in Elizabethtown, Kentucky. It would move through Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia fighting in the battles of Perryville, Chickamauga, the Siege of Chattanooga, and the Atlanta Campaign.

1879 - Humane Society of Wisconsin Organized

On this date the Humane Society of Wisconsin was organized in Milwaukee. Inspired by Henry Bergh, a New York City philanthropist, and his Humane Movement, the state Humane Society was formed to protect both animals and children.  However, with the formation of child protection laws in the early 1900s, the Humane Society of Wisconsin began to focus primarily on animal protection. [Source: Humane Society of Wisconsin]