Rearguard at Gettysburg

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History   On the afternoon of July 1, 1863, the 7th Wisconsin played a pivotal role as the rear guard of the Union Army during the retreat through the town of Gettysburg. Though the regiment held their position as long as possible along a rail

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Harold Schmitz

By Yvette Pino, Traveling Art Exhibit Coordinator In June 1942, Milwaukee artist Harold F. Schmitz was drafted into the U.S. Army and served with the 955th Topographic Engineer Company. At the time of his conscription, he was working in the art department of Hammersmith-Kortemeyer (H & K) Publishing. The company,

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Summer 2018

Cover Story: Opening the Museum at King

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Here Lies Lieutenant Wemple

By Gregory Krueger, Curator of Exhibits At the start of the Civil War, Union forces were under the command of Winfield Scott. Scott, an old Army veteran, outlined a plan to defeat the southern states based upon the premise of a naval blockade of southern ports. Hoping to suffocate Southern

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Robert C. McCoy at the Battle of Buna

By Kevin Hampton, Curator of History Robert C. McCoy of Sparta, Wisconsin came from a long lineage of military service. Grandson of Captain Bruce E. McCoy and son of Major General Robert B. McCoy (both namesakes of Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy), Robert C. grew up with a strong sense of duty

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Japanese Propaganda in World War II

By Russell Horton, Reference Archivist When thousands of Wisconsin soldiers, part of the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Division, arrived in Australia in May 1942, they inadvertently created an opportunity for Japanese propagandists to attack the morale of Australian troops and attempt to sow discord and distrust among the Allied forces

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MEDIA COVERAGE FOR SAPF MOVE

May 3, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MADISON, Wis. (May 3, 2018) – The State Archive Preservation Facility, shared by the Wisconsin Veterans Museum and the Wisconsin Historical Society, move process has received the following media coverage. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, April 20, 2018 Wisconsin State Journal, April 23, 2018  

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WDVA’S VETERANS HOME AT KING TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM’S JAMES MEGELLAS GALLERY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 18, 2018 Contact: Carla Vigue (608) 266-0517 Carla.Vigue@dva.wisconsin.gov WDVA’S VETERANS HOME AT KING TO CELEBRATE GRAND OPENING OF WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM’S JAMES MEGELLAS GALLERY KING – Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary Daniel J. Zimmerman and Wisconsin Veterans Museum Director Michael Telzrow are pleased to

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Spring 2018

Cover Story: Soldier's Stories: An Educational Partnership

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Vietnam Veterans Day

On March 29, 1973, the last US combat troops were withdrawn from Vietnam, and the last prisoners of war held in North Vietnam returned to American soil. Since then, Vietnam Veterans Day has been established to welcome home Vietnam veterans, acknowledge their service and remember the men and women who died during the Vietnam

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