Wisconsin History Day By Day

Related Web Sites:
Casualties in the Civil War

Union & Confederate Indians in the Civil War

Read More About It

"The American Indian in the Civil War, 1862-1865" by Annie H. Abel

"All for the Union: Wisconsin and the Civil War" by Richard Zeitlin

"Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War" by Laurence Hauptman



Interesting Fact:

The Civil War mascot, Old Abe, was captured as a young eaglet by Chippewa Indians near Park Falls.

Study Questions:

  • Was it common for Native Americans to participate in the Civil War?
  • What Wisconsin regiments did the Native Americans join? What was the extent of their battle experiences in the Civil War?
  • What percentage of Wisconsin Indians participated in the Civil War?

    U.S. historical events that occurred on December 4:

    1783: Gen. George Washington gives an emotional farewell speech to his officers at the end of the Revolution at Fraunces Tavern in New York.
    1816: James Monroe is elected the fifth president of the United States.
    1965: Gemini VII is launched for a two-week orbit of earth.

  • December 4

    State Stats 1861-1865: Out of a population of approximately 9,000, Wisconsin Indians sent nearly 600 soldiers to Wisconsin regiments during the Civil War.

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