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1st Wisconsin Cavalry

Recruitment and Training Recruiting for the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry regiment was authorized in the summer of 1861. Camp Fremont at Ripon, WI, was designated as the rendezvous.  It became necessary to change the location and the camp was changed to Camp Harvey, Kenosha, WI, on the November 22, 1861.  Here

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A Son’s Service

More than 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served in the military during World War I, in all branches of service and in hundreds of different units. However, the largest concentration of Wisconsinites served in the 32nd Division, which consisted of the Wisconsin and Michigan National Guards. Much like today, individual

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Mexican Expedition

By Russ Horton, Reference Archivist. One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson ordered the mobilization of the Wisconsin National Guard for military service. However, he did not send them to Europe, where a World War raged. Instead, he sent them to Texas to protect our border. While their service

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