Monday, July 11, 2011

Wisconsin Civil War Wall

D.C. Everest students have created a moving Civil War Memorial Wall which commemorates the Wisconsinites who died fighting in the Civil War. Last spring a group of 8th grade Honors students embarked on this worthy project. Students wrote a grant and presented their proposal to the D.C. Everest Area Education Foundation. They received a small grant to proceed with their project. They then contacted the archivist Russ Horton, at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in the hopes of locating a list of Wisconsin casualties in the Civil War. They were directed to a book published in 1915 entitled Wisconsin Losses in the Civil War. A parent volunteer coordinated getting the actual banners created which are hung on wooden frames. The Civil War wall has been featured the past two years at our annual Civil War Day. The Wisconsin State Geneological Society featured the wall at their annual Gene-A-Rama in LaCrosse this past spring. Additionally, the Marshfield Historic Preservation Society used it for their Marshfield Memorial Day Celebration. The moving wall can be used by any Wisconsin organization for a small fee ($75.00). Contact or

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