Civil War bodices and bonnets

No, they weren’t worn in the barbecue scene of “Gone With the Wind.” But the fashions in a new exhibit opening in Kenosha’s Civil War Museum are just as eye-catching because they give new insights into what life was really like in Wisconsin during the Civil War.
The exhibit “Bodices, Bonnets and Weeds” opens Saturday with [...]

Battlefield tour tracks Civil War

A longtime interest in Civil War history combined with a family bonding experience was a unique moment for North Hudson’s Daryl Standafer.
Standafer, his son Greg, 43, and grandson Jackson, a seventh-grader, of Whitehall, made a late August trip to Civil War battle sites mostly in Tennessee.

Join ‘Lincoln’ re-enactors and experts at Civil War Weekend

The din of cannon fire and the crackle of small arms will ring out twice daily throughout the wooded hills around the Wade House in Greenbush as the historic site celebrates its 20th annual Civil War Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days [...]

Grant County Residents To Restore Blue Boy Statue

The “Blue Boy” Civil War statue on the courthouse square in Lancaster is one of only two like it in the nation. The statue has a fountain attached, which was put there in 1906 by the Women’s Relief Corps, but the statue might need some restoration if it is going to make it another 104 [...]

Union, Confederate troops still spar at re-enactment

Loud, concussive cannon booms rang out across the Pinecrest Historical Village battlefield Saturday afternoon as Union and Confederate soldiers fought to the death.
Not, literally, of course, but the men in gray and blue uniforms remembering the Civil War did entertain and help educate several hundred attending the Manitowoc County Historical Society-sponsored event.

Historians get ready for 150th anniversary of Civil War

The Wisconsin Veterans Affairs Department wants to make sure this state’s soldiers are remembered as the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War next year.
Museum Director Michael Telzrow says a Civil War sesquicentennial commission is being formed to organize events in the Badger State.

Civil War descendant group formed

A local chapter of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War was initiated at the Manitowoc County Heritage Center.
Fifteen members of the Cordelia A.P. Harvey Detached Tent 21 were installed and welcomed by local politicians, dignitaries and representatives of the national organization, a direct lineage group open to all descendants of honorably discharged [...]

Story, photos: Four Civil War soldiers honored

For members of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War “Old Abe” Camp No. 8 Wisconsin Department, the headstone dedication of Civil War veterans truly is a labor of love.
Saturday morning 14 members of Camp No. 8 were at Oakwood Cemetery in Berlin to dedicate four graves for soldiers that fought in the [...]

It’s … CIVIL WAR … re-enacted

The Civil War era returned to Sauk City this weekend, with the crack of musket fire, the boom of cannons, the clank of a blacksmith straightening iron, and even the clip-clopping of horse hooves roaming August Derleth Park.
The Sauk City Historic Preservation Committee hosted the city’s seventh annual Civil War Weekend, drawing about 100 re-enactors [...]

Civil War actors to set up camp

When Sauk City’s Civil War Weekend event kicks off June 19, event organizers said it will be one of the first times in the event’s history that all the elements have come together.
Connie Konkle, chair of the Sauk City Historic Preservation Committee and one of the event’s organizers, said that this year more Civil War [...]