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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1st Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

Organization A week after the muster out of the First Infantry (three months), an order called for the regiment’s reorganization into a regiment with a three year term of enlistment. Under the supervision of Col. John C. Starkweather, the First Wisconsin Infantry  Regiment (1st Wisconsin Infantry Regiment) was mustered into

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Juneteenth: How Wisconsin Was There at the Beginning

Juneteenth: A New National Holiday with Origins in 1865 Even though President Joe Biden signed legislation making Juneteenth a national holiday on June 17, 2021, as is the case with the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, the origin of Juneteenth lies in the U.S. Civil War, which was fought from April 12,

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12th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery

Organization The Twelfth Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery (12th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery) was enlisted and mustered into the service of the United States in February and March 1862 as a company for the 1st Missouri Light Artillery where they were known as the 12th Wisconsin Battery. Active Duty To begin

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13th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery

Organization The Thirteenth Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery (13th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery) organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and mustered into the service of the United States on December 29, 1863. Active Duty The battery left the state for New Orleans from January 28 to February 12, 1864. Afterwards, they

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