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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2017 12:27 p.m. PST

"Wisconsin troops fought and died for the Union on Civil War battlefields across the continent, from Shiloh to Gettysburg. Wisconsin lumberjacks built a dam that saved a stranded Union fleet. The Second Wisconsin Infantry suffered the highest percentage of battle deaths in the Union army. Back home, in a state largely populated by immigrants and recent transplants, the war effort forced Wisconsin's residents to forge a common identity for the first time. Drawing on unpublished letters and new research, Ron Larson tells Wisconsin's Civil War story, from the famous exploits of the Iron Brigade to the heretofore largely unknown contributions of the Badger State's women, African Americans and Native Americans."


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kidbananas26 Nov 2017 9:31 a.m. PST

Very interesting. I used to work for the Wisconsin State Fair and the building I worked in wasn't far from a historical marker commemorating where one of the Wisconsin Regiments was raised & commissioned.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2017 3:31 p.m. PST

Glad you like it my friend!. (smile)


Cement Head Inactive Member27 Nov 2017 10:11 a.m. PST

I live just outside of Madison. Camp Randall still exists [although a bit altered from its ACW appearance]; Confederates still lie buried in Madison's soil; there is still a place in Madison called, "Union Corners"; the RR embankment where the Union soldiers did target practice is still around, and other tidbits. The veterans museum has a nice display [full size] of the 2nd WI in the cornfield at Antietam as well as their flagstaffs. Worth a visit if you are around.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Nov 2017 11:12 a.m. PST



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