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Civil War In Wisconsin

For the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, we discover how Wisconsinites experienced the war both at home and on the battlefield.

Settling The Controversy Around Civil War Icon Old Abe

One of the most well-known figures in Civil War Wisconsin wasn’t a person at all, but a bald eagle named Old ...

Vicksburg

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the surrender of the Confederate troops at Vicksburg, Mississippi, after a prolonged siege. ...

Gettysburg

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, an event many believe was a turning point of ...

Civil War Songs

150 years ago, Wisconsin soldiers slogged through the second year of the Civil War. Madison-based band Count This Penny set ...

I’ll Take A Walk

Singer-songwriters Amanda and Allen Rigell of the band Count This Penny share a song inspired by one soldier's letters home.

Count This Penny

A hundred and fifty years ago, Wisconsin soldiers entered the second year of the Civil War. Now, some of their ...

Civil War Week: Slavery Memories

Today, we mark the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War with a story from Madison's Joyce Salter ...

The Letters of Chalmers Ingersoll

The Civil War split families. But it also brought people together. Commentator Sarah Covington shares her family’s story of love ...

Civil War Week: Nathaniel Rollins, POW

Nathaniel Rollins was a Captain in Company H of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Rollins spent much ...

Civil War Week: 1st Brigade Band

In 1864, eighteen men from Brodhead enlisted in the Union Army as the band of the 1st Brigade. Today, the ...

Civil War Week: Emilie Quiner’s Diary

Emilie Quiner was a 21-year-old Madison schoolteacher when the Civil War broke out in 1861. Wanting to feel more useful ...

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