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Military

Civil War

Addie Tripp's diary, Daily Life for a Working Class Woman in Onalaska, 1864.

"Addie Tripp was a single woman, perhaps a domestic servant, who lived with the William Johnson family of Onalaska, Wisconsin, during the Civil War. Her diary describes her daily household tasks for the family and community life during the war."

Civil War Diary of Captain Alexander A. Arnold / John Doser, 1975

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.

Four Coulee Boys and the Civil War / Joyce Ann Richter, 1971.

This Wisconsin State University-La Crosse seminar paper compares the letters of four Union soldiers from La Crosse– James Mellor, Robert Rogers, Ed Cronon and David Cronon  - to examine the life of the common soldier during the Civil War.

Iron Brigade Company B, La Crosse / Bruce A. Hanson, 1965

UW-L student paper which traces the history of the Iron Brigade Company B from La Crosse.  "The participation of the men in this organization is one filled with interesting stories of duty, honor, achievement, sacrifice and purpose.  ... [The author] weave[s] a coherent story about the individuals of the company into a factual history of the Light Guard."

The Iron Brigade in the First Day's Battle at Gettysburg / William H. Harries, 1895

La Crosse State University Reaction to the Vietnam War, 1964-1969 / Kristin Hartman

Participation of the Twenty-Fifth Regiment Infantry Wisconsin Volunteers in the Civil War / Robert M. Fortney, 1976

UW-L seminar paper for the degree of Master of Science.

Soldiers and Citizens’ Album of Biographical Record [of Wisconsin] Containing Personal Sketches of Army Men and Citizens Prominent in Loyalty to the Union / Grand Army of the Republic, 1890

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.

Spanish-American War

Company B (La Crosse) in the Spanish American War / Robert McLoone, 1967.

UW – La Crosse Seminar Paper

Vietnam

An Examination of the Vietnam Antiwar Movement at Wisconsin State University - La Crosse, 1965-1973 / Benjamin Weihrauch

UW-La Crosse Student paper appearing in the Journal of Undergraduate Research volume 5, 2002.

World War I

Total war on the home front :LaCrosse, Wisconsin and the world wars / Richard L. Pifer, 1976.

World War II

Total war on the home front :LaCrosse, Wisconsin and the world wars / Richard L. Pifer, 1976.

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