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1804 - Michael Frank Born
This Day in Wisconsin History
On this date Michael Frank, noted education leader in Wisconsin, was born in New York. Michael moved to the Wisc
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1832 - Fort Koshkonong Construction Begins
This Day in Wisconsin History
On this date General Henry Atkinson and his troops built Fort Koshkonong after being forced backwards from the bog area of the "trembling lands" in their pursuit of Black Hawk.
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1864 - (Civil War) Battle of Poison Spring, Arkansas
This Day in Wisconsin History
The Battle of Poison Spring was fought in Ouachita County, Arkansas, during the Camden Expedition. A Union foraging party was returning to headquarters in Camden, Arkansas, with 198 wagons of corn, when it was attacked and captured by Confederate tro
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1865 - (Civil War) Lincoln Assassinated
This Day in Wisconsin History
On the evening of April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a play at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. Although no Wisconsin troops were on hand,
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1865 - (Civil War) Confederate Army surrenders
This Day in Wisconsin History
Union forces led by General Ulysses S. Grant caught up with Confederate forces commanded by General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia. The 5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 36th, 37th and 38th Wisconsin Infantry regiments were among the troops tha
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Wisconsin Troops Capture Jefferson Davis - Wisconsin History
This Day in Wisconsin History
Just after dawn on May 10, 1865, Col. Henry Harnden of Madison and his squad of 30 volunteers from the First Cavalry arrested the President of the Confederacy. After Ro
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1865 Civil War Confederate leaders reach Sailor's Creek, Virginia
This Day in Wisconsin History
Wisconsin's 5th, 6th, 7th, 19th, 36th, 37th and 38th Infantry regiments were among the troops pursuing Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee across Virginia. On this day the two sides faced off at Sailor's Creek for a battle that lasted several hours. Confe
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1854 - Glover's Capture
This Day in Wisconsin History
On this date, Joshua Glover, a slave from Missouri, was captured by federal agents in Racine. Abolitionists led by
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1757 - Phineas Cadwell, Revolutionary War Veteran, Born
This Day in Wisconsin History
Cadwell was born on this date in 1757 in Hartford, Connecticut. He served in the Revolutionary War for almost four years. In 1850, he moved to the Town of Yorkville in Racine Co. In 1856, at age 99, he was given a government land grant of 160 acres f
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1871 - Railroad Completed to Baraboo
This Day in Wisconsin History
On this date the track of the Chicago Northwestern Railroad was completed to Baraboo. On Tuesday, September 12, 1871 a celebration was held including music, speeches by
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1958 - Gene Autry Performs at Rock County Fair
This Day in Wisconsin History
On this date Gene Autry, internationally famous singing cowboy and star of movies and TV, performed at the Rock County 4-H Fair. [Source: Janesville Gazette]
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