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Mess Night: Wisconsin at Chickamauga with Dave Powell

August 19, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us for the return of our quarterly ‘Mess Night’ series to the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. This event features our popular dinner and lecture, presented by author and Civil War historian David Powell. Mr. Powell will be speaking about Wisconsin soldiers and the impact they had on the battle of Chickamauga.

Two brigade commanders were from Wisconsin, John C. Starkweather of Milwaukee, who was wounded; and the Norwegian Immigrant Hans Heg, who was mortally wounded. Several hard-fighting regiments contributed to the desperate fighting that characterized the battle, often facing heavy odds. This talk will highlight those important contributions to the Union cause at Chickamauga.

Each MESS NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM features a guest speaker, topic, dinner, drinks, and time to socialize before and after the talk. Registration will be required before the event. Join us as we transform this historic naval tradition into our own.

Please register in advance.


This event is sponsored by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum Foundation. and is suitable for all ages.


Wisconsin Veterans Museum
30 W. Mifflin St
Madison, WI 53703 United States
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