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Subject:
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 3rd. Company B -- History
Spanish-American War, 1898 -- Regimental histories
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- Biography
Creator:
McLoone, Robert M.
Description:
The participation of La Crosse Company B, Third Wisconsin infantry in the Spanish-American War was rather limited. Information on this company's activities is confined to a few sources, all of which were used in this paper. Company B, consisting of 104 enlisted men and twenty-five officers, was in combat for only ten days. Preceding the combat experience was a training period of three months at various camps in the Middle West and South. The intent of this paper is to tell the story of Company B's role in the war set against the background of the conflict generally and more specially in Puerto Rico, where it took place. The paper concludes with what information was available concerning the members of this company after they returned to their home community. Local records on community deaths and the obituary columns of the current newspapers yield materials on sixty-six members of the company only. In most cases this, too, is quite brief. The post-war careers of these sixty-six are summarized at the end of the paper in an appendix.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
United States. -- Army. -- Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 30th (1862-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1881-1865 -- Personal narratives
Arnold, Alexander Ahab -- 1833-1915
Creator:
Doser, John
Description:
During the Civil War years Wisconsin mustered into the service of the Union various organizations such as the Thirtieth Volunteer Infantry. Although it did not take an active part in the war against the Confederacy, it carried out its duties well. These duties included protecting civilians from Indians, enforcing the draft, building forts, and guarding prisoners of war. Of the ten companies in the Thirtieth, Company C was under the command of Captain Alexander Arnold of Galesville, Wisconsin. During much of his life Arnold kept a diary which included his years in military service. This paper centers around his diary which has not been previously transcribed. Because the Thirtieth was not engaged in combat, not much is known of its day to day operations. Arnold's diary does reveal some of these operations particularly as they relate to Company C.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Subject:
Wisconsin -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Creator:
Richter, Joyce Ann
Description:
This paper is a study of four men during the time they were in the Civil War. The chief figure was James Mellor, a farmer from the Coulee Region. The letters they wrote home featured life in the camps, thoughts on the battles and their concerns of home conditions. The purpose of this paper is to examine the life of the common soldier as shown in these letters and published sources. Comparing their letters with other Civil War collections added insight into the thoughts and comments of the fighting men from La Crosse.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse)
Subject:
United States. Army. Wisconsin Army Regiment, 2nd (1861- 1865). Company B
United States -- History -- Regimental histories. -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:
Hanson, Bruce A.
Description:
A student research paper highlighting the military battles of The Iron Brigade, Company B volunteers serving primarily from La Crosse, Wisconsin.
Subject:
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Creator:
Harries, William H.
Author:
State Historical Society of Wisconsin
Subject:
Labor movement -- Wisconsin
Wisconsin -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:
Merk, Frederick 1887-1977
Description:
Includes bibliographical footnotes.; Frederick Merk was an American historian. He was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1887. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1911 and then worked for five years at the Wisconsin State Historical Society. In 1916 he went to Harvard University to study under the direction of Frederick Jackson Turner. Upon Turner's retirement in 1924, Merk took up his position with Turner's support. He taught at Harvard until 1956, and oversaw several dozen graduate students.; Digital scan from: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin for 1914. Manuscript. 1915.
Series: Separate (State Historical Society of Wisconsin) ; no. 162.
Subject:
La Crosse (WIs.)--Newspapers
La Crosse (WIs.)--History
United States
Wisconsin
La Crosse
Copperhead movement
Newspaper editors--Wisconsin--La Crosse
Pomeroy, Mark M. (Mark Mills), 1833-1896
Wisconsin--Politics and government--1861-1865
Creator:
Harry Frederick Bangsberg 1928-1967
Description:
Marcus Mills Pomeroy or "Brick" Pomeroy is the subject of this thesis. He was the editor of the La Crosse Democrat newspaper who sided with Democrat extremists against Abraham Lincoln curing the Civil War.
"A paper submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Course 16:273 in the Department of History in the Graduate College of the State University of Iowa."
Subject:
United States -- History -- Regimental histories -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Army -- Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1865) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Wisconsin -- History -- Regimental histories -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:
Fortney, Robert M.
Description:
This paper traces tt1e Twenty-fifth Regiment Infantry Wisconsin Volunteers' participation in the Civil War. Its members were recruited from western Wisconsin in 1862 with an original strength of 1018 men and were involved in operations in the western and southern theaters of the war from 1863 to until the end of the war in 1865. The Twenty-fifth lost more men than any other Wisconsin regiment. But, a majority of them died from disease rather than from combat. It spent its first year of duty serving in non-combat situations in uncomfortable weather and camp ccnditions, which dealt a severe blow to sita health and morale. It spent the last two years serving in campaigns of important consequence to the outcome of the war. It participated in the siege and capture of Vicksburg and served under Sherman in his historic campaigns against Meridian, Atlanta, Savannah, and the Carolinas.
UW-L Seminar Paper
Author:
Atwood & Culver
Subject:
United States. Army. Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865)
Old Abe (Eagle)
United States -- History -- Regimental histories -- Wisconsin Infantry. -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:
Barrett, Joseph O.
Author:
Brown, Mrs. M. A.
Subject:
Grand Army of the Republic. Dept. of Wisconsin
United States--History--Civil war, 1861-1865
Civil war, 1861-1865
Veterans--United States--Wisconsin—Biography
Creator:
Brown, Mrs. M. A. (editor)
Brown, Hiram O. (editor)
Description:
Biographical sketches of Wisconsin men involved in the Civil War on the Union side from Wisconsin. Examples of La Crosse men include Alexander McMillan [MacMillan], John Wilson and Benjamin Bryant. Original book scanned from the collections of the Library of Congress.