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On This Day: December 9

1844 - Milwaukee's First Daily Newspaper Published

On this date Milwaukee's first daily newspaper, The Daily Sentinel, was published. David M. Keeler served and manager and C.L. MacArthur was the editor. [Source: History of Milwaukee, Vol. II, p.49]

1861 - (Civil War) First Heavy Artillery Troops Muster In

The 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery, Battery A mustered in on this day in 1861. It remained Wisconsin's only heavy artillery battery until 1863. Its entire service was spent in Washington, D.C., defending against Confederate attacks on the capital.

1919 - Agnes Elizabeth Bragg Hoard Dies

On this date Agnes Elizabeth Bragg Hoard, wife of Governor William Dempster Hoard, died in Fort Atkinson. She was born on February 4, 1840, in Vermont. The daughter of William D. Bragg and Elmira Edna Egerton, Agnes Elizabeth Bragg Hoard arrived in Lake Mills with her family in 1846. She married William Dempster Hoard on February 9, 1860, in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, where they resided until 1861. Agnes Hoard served as Wisconsin first lady from 1889 to 1891. She is buried in Fort Atkinson. [Source: First Ladies of Wisconsin-The Governors' Wives by Nancy G. Williams, p.98]