1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery

Recruitment, Training, and Active Service In June 1863 a battalion of four batteries of heavy artillery was organized in Wisconsin. The following September this was enlarged to recruit a number of companies to form a regimental organization.  Company K of the Second Wisconsin Infantry had been detached and equipped as

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1st Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery

Recruitment and Training The First Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery (1st Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery)  was organized at LaCrosse and later moved to Camp Utley in Racine, WI. They mustered into service October 10, 1861.  The battery left the state on January 23, 1862 for Louisville, KY. Active Service In April

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3rd Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training The Third Wisconsin Cavalry (3rd Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized at Camp Barstow in Janesville, Wisconsin between November 30, 1861 and January 31, 1862. It mustered into service  on January 28, 1862.  The regiment left the state on March 26 for St. Louis, Missouri.  While in transit near

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2nd Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training The Second Wisconsin Cavalry (2nd Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin between December 30, 1861 and March 10, 1862. Active Service On March 24, 1862, the regiment left Wisconsin for Benton Barracks in St. Louis, MO. From this point battalions from the regiment were

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4th Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training The Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry (4th Wisconsin Cavalry) was organized as the 4th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment at Camp Utley, Racine, WI. The unit mustered into the service July 2, 1861. It left the state on the July 15th for camp at the Relay House, MD, August 5, 1861.

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Women’s Unequaled Service

Prior to World War II, the only generally accepted role for a woman in the United States military was as a nurse, a position relegated to civilian status with few benefits. With the exception of a select group of women serving in the navy, marines and coast guard during World

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March Madness 2021

Here's the Big Hairy Deal you’ve been waiting for. The Wisconsin Veterans Museum March Madness Beards vs Mustaches Tournament begins. From March 15th until April 3rd the finest Wisco whiskers will face off each weekday. You, our loyal fans, will determine the finest facial hair in the collection by giving

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