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1st Wis Gray Frock Coat Gary Van Kauwenbergh

The First Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Gray Frock Coat of Corporal Milton Ewen Research Notes On Friday, March 24, 2006, Scott Frank, Marc Storch and Gary Van Kauwenbergh, met with Wisconsin Veterans Museum Curator of Collections Bill Brewster to examine the frock coat belonging to Corporal Milton Ewen of the First Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.  [ » ]

“Four Years with the Iron Brigade” – Book Review Gary Van Kauwenbergh

“Four Years with the Iron Brigade” The Civil War Journal of William Ray, Company F, Seventh Wisconsin Volunteers. Edited by Lance Herdegen and Sherry Murphy. Da Capo Press. Book review by Gary Van Kauwenbergh. This is the best book of this genre I’ve seen so far. It is neither a [ » ]

Rebs “dug-in” in Madison, WI Gary Van Kauwenbergh

“Dug-in” is a bit of a tease, but there are actually 140 rebel soldiers buried in the “Confederate Rest” section of Forrest Hill Cemetery in Madison, Wisconsin.  It is the northern-most Confederate cemetery in the United States. Union forces captured 1156 Confederate enlisted men when they seized Island Number 10 [ » ]