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On This Day: November 7

1863 - (Civil War) Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia

The 5th Wisconsin Infantry fought in the Second Battle of Rappahannock Station, Virginia.

1942 - Carl Frederick Zeidler Dies

On this date Carl Frederick Zeidler died. In April of 1940, he became Mayor of Milwaukee and two years later he left office and joined the Navy. He died when his ship was torpedoed near Cape Town, South Africa. [Source: History Just Ahead: A Guide to Wisconsin's Historical Markers edited by Sarah Davis McBride]