12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization  The Twelfth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, from October 18th to December 13, 1861. They left the state on January 11, 1862, for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Active Duty  The Twelfth remained in active service in Kansas until the latter part of

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11th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization  The Eleventh Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (11th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into the service of the United States on October 16, 1861. They left the state on November 20 and proceeded directly to St. Louis.  Active Duty  They began their service in St.

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10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization  The Tenth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) was organized at Camp Holton, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered into the service of the United States on October 14, 1861. They left the State on November 9, and arrived at Louisville, Kentucky, on November 11.  Active Duty To start, they

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9th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization The Ninth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (9th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) organized in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered into the service of the United States on October 26, 1861. They left the state on January 22, 1862, proceeding to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Active Duty In March, the Ninth joined with other portions

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8th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization The Eighth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (8th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment), also known as the Eagle Regiment, mustered into the service of the United States on September 13, 1861, at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin. They left the state on October 12th for Missouri. Active Duty At the start, they engaged in

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7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization   The Seventh Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and mustered into the service of the United States on the September 16, 1861, leaving the State on the 21st and reaching Washington, D.C., October 1, 1861.   Active Duty   They joined General Kings

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6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization  The Sixth Wisconsin Regiment Infantry (6th Wisconsin Regiment Infantry) was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin and mustered into the service of the United States on July 16, 1861.  The regiment left the state on July 28. They reached Washington, D.C. on August 7, 1861, going into camp in

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Desegregation in the Military

What is the Executive Order 9981? On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed Executive Order 9981: The Desegregation of the Armed Forces. This order banned segregation in the armed forces and ordered the full integration of all branches of service. The order  also mandated equality of treatment and

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3rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization  The Third Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (3rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) organized at Fond du Lac, Wisconsin and mustered into the service of the United States on the June 29, 1861. The regiment left the State on the July 12, reporting at Hagerstown, Maryland. from which point they marched to Harpers

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Remembering the Korean Armistice: 1,100 Days as a Prisoner of War

On July 27, 1953, an armistice was signed that began a ceasefire between North Korea and South Korea, although occasional hostilities flare between the two countries continue to this day. While this declaration of ceasefire was not a formal end to the war, it marks an important day in which

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