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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: State program helps veterans start businesses

By Kathleen Gallagher of the Journal Sentinel The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. will put $150,000 into a new fund aimed at seeding start-up companies run by military veterans and helping them to hit the ground running. The investment will make … Continue reading

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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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Journal Sentinel: Soldiers Home Named National Landmark

Milwaukee’s National Soldiers Home, once a lifeline for veterans returning from war and today a gracious park-like area with both functional and dilapidated buildings, was named a national historic landmark Thursday. “This is basically the highest level of recognition that … Continue reading

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Journal Sentinel: Soldiers Home named to national list of endangered places

A lifeline and refuge for veterans who’ve served in every American conflict since the Civil War, Milwaukee’s National Soldiers Home represents one of the nation’s first commitments to give the men and women in the U.S. armed services the benefits … 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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Journal Sentinel: VA center, Wood cemetery host final Reclaiming Our Heritage event

John Afton was the first. Afton was 44 when he enlisted in the Union Army on July 31, 1861. Like many Civil War soldiers, he became ill while serving and was discharged less than a year later. Unmarried and without … Continue reading

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Journal Sentinel Op-Ed: A National Treasure Decaying

On June 2, 1865, the last Confederate Army unit surrendered and brought a formal end to the Civil War and the bloodiest four years in U.S. history. In his second inaugural address just weeks before his assassination, President Abraham Lincoln … Continue reading

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