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  • I wish I had found this article before my book was published. I was going through The Quiner Papers on my iPad and while looking through Vol. 2 I found...

    11th Wisconsin Regiment Demographics and More

    I wish I had found this article before my book was published. I was going through The Quiner Papers on my iPad and while looking through Vol. 2 I found...

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  • Found the following in the Wisconsin Archive, thought I would share! Reunion of the 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry veterans. The building is probably the old Milwaukee County courthouse, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,...

    Reunion of the 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry veterans

    Found the following in the Wisconsin Archive, thought I would share! Reunion of the 11th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry veterans. The building is probably the old Milwaukee County courthouse, Milwaukee, Wisconsin,...

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  • When I was trying to come up with a guesstimate for how far the 11th Wisconsin traveled I got as high as 12,000, but as I had no source other...

    Update: 9000 and Counting

    When I was trying to come up with a guesstimate for how far the 11th Wisconsin traveled I got as high as 12,000, but as I had no source other...

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  • No not #21 overall, of course, but #21 for Military > Regiments (NOTE: only one other Civil War regiment history book was ahead of mine as of this writing!), but...

    #21 on Amazon.com!!!!

    No not #21 overall, of course, but #21 for Military > Regiments (NOTE: only one other Civil War regiment history book was ahead of mine as of this writing!), but...

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  • On the evening of April 9, 1865, hours after Lee’s surrender to Grant, the 11th Wisconsin made its final charge of the war. They captured over 300 prisoners, numerous guns,...

    April 9, 1865, Fort Blakely, Ala.

    On the evening of April 9, 1865, hours after Lee’s surrender to Grant, the 11th Wisconsin made its final charge of the war. They captured over 300 prisoners, numerous guns,...

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  • The following is a letter written by Joseph Minis who was a private (joined 1863, 18yr) in Co. H., of the 11th Wisconsin. He recounts exploits from Bank’s Red River Campaign,...

    Red River Campaign Letter

    The following is a letter written by Joseph Minis who was a private (joined 1863, 18yr) in Co. H., of the 11th Wisconsin. He recounts exploits from Bank’s Red River Campaign,...

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  • [I did get some bad news, my publisher (McFarland) is not going to include my Prologue, which I understand their reasoning, but I also thought it was some good writing....

    Prologue

    [I did get some bad news, my publisher (McFarland) is not going to include my Prologue, which I understand their reasoning, but I also thought it was some good writing....

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  • After some research today I feel confident in debunking the myth that the 11th Wisconsin was dominated by Irish recruits; please do note that I am German/Irish. Looking through the...

    The Irish Regiment!?

    After some research today I feel confident in debunking the myth that the 11th Wisconsin was dominated by Irish recruits; please do note that I am German/Irish. Looking through the...

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