Tag Archives: Civil War

Journal Sentinel: Reclaiming Our Heritage brings history to life

This weekend, the Reclaiming Our Heritage event returned to Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center, featuring re-enactments and encampments from military eras past and present. Click here to check out the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s photos from the event.

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Journal Sentinel: Civil War letters become basis for songs

John Hunt didn’t have much time to write; his unit – Co. D, 7th Wisconsin Infantry – was camped outside a small town in Pennsylvania. So Hunt closed the letter to his wife, Mary, by writing: “I have to stop. … Continue reading

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Did you know?

Did you know that over the course of the Civil War, close to 31,000 soldiers were served by the first Soldiers’ Home in Wisconsin? Many soldiers were from outside Wisconsin, including a number of Confederate prisoners from Camp Douglas who … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Women descended from Civil War Union soldiers form area chapter

By Meg Jones of the Journal Sentinel Aaron Stockholm was lucky. Thousands of men in blue and gray were wounded and killed on the hellish battlefields in the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg, but Aaron Stockholm was not one of them. Somehow the … Continue reading

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John Gurda: Wisconsin: a house divided

“The Victorious Charge” is hard to miss. One of the largest 19th-century sculptures in Milwaukee, it dominates the W. Wisconsin Ave. median at N. 10th St. Four Union soldiers, one bearing the furled and tattered Stars and Stripes, are frozen … Continue reading

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