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Jack D. Michaels Resource Center

 

The Resource Center will re-open on Wednesday, July 7 with some exciting changes!

Hours:  12-5pm Wednesday-Sunday

The room will feature brand new family-friendly activities including Civil War era games, a dollhouse, children’s books, dress-up, a play schoolhouse class room, cabin and kitchen, and more.

The Resource Center will open with a limited capacity. Free tickets for a timed entry are required and available in the Resource Center the day of your visit.

 

Research

The Jackson D. Michael’s Resource Center is also home to many research materials for the casual visitor and Civil War enthusiast. Staff and volunteers are happy to assist you in your Civil War research. The Resource Center’s materials are for reference only and cannot be checked out. Most items can be photocopied for a nominal fee.

 

Click here for a current list of resources available in the Resource Center

 

Books

More than 2,200 bound volumes are available to visitors by request. We recommend calling us at 262-926-5727 in advance of your visit so that a staff member can have the books you wish to browse ready upon your arrival.

African American History Book Collection

Magazines

Our magazine collection is available for visitors to browse within the Resource Center and includes:

  • American Civil War (1988-present)
  • American History Illustrated (1966-1997)
  • Blue & Gray (1983-present)
  • Camp Chase Gazette (2005-2008)
  • Civil War Society (1987-2008)
  • Civil War Times (1960-present)
  • Confederate Veteran (bound by year, 1893-1932)
  • North & South (1998-present)
  • Military Images (index)

Microfilm

The resource center holds 85 rolls of rare Wisconsin microfilm. This includes the Wisconsin Red and Blue books, as well as an assortment of Wisconsin newspapers from the Civil War era.

Copies of Primary Source Materials

Our copies of primary source materials are available for visitors to browse within the Resource Center. For a listing of letters, diaries, pension records, and photos from soldiers and civilians of the Upper Middle West, click the links below:

 

Links to Finding Aids

The links below will lead you to finding aids for the copies of primary source materials held in the Resource Center. If you wish to see a specific collection, we recommend that you call us at 262-925-5727 in advance.

Illinois

Gilmore, Captain Evangelist J. – Co B, 96th Illinois Infantry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Noyes, Sgt. John M. – Co I, 92nd Illinois
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Stuard (Stewart), Pvt. Thomas E. – Co E, 47th Illinois
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Winkle, George – Co D, 107th Illinois Infantry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

 

Indiana

Ebersol, Jacob – Surgeon, 19th Indiana
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Foust, Peter L. – Co C, 19th Indiana
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Garver, Henry F. – Assistant Surgeon, 19th Indiana
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Monroe, George – Co B, 4th Indiana Cavalry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Van Buskirk, David – Co F, 27th Indiana
Finding Aid   |   Collection

 

Iowa

Eberhart, Chaplain Uriah – 20th Iowa
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Kinley, Sgt. Oliver Cromwell – Co I, 10th Iowa
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Sholts, Henry L. – Co C, 38th Iowa
Finding Aid   |   Collection

 

Michigan

No finding aids available

 

Minnesota

Rochester, Minnesota Post Bulletin Civil War Articles
Finding Aid  |  Collection Part 1  |  Collection Part 2  |  Collection Part 3

 

Ohio

No finding aids available

 

Wisconsin

Beecham, Capt. R.K. – Co H, 2nd Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Brown, Amos – Co A, 16th Wisonsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Brown, Elon – Co H, 2nd Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Burgess, Alvah – Co D, 5th Wisconsin Infantry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Burr, Eugene – 3rd Wisconsin Light Artillery
Finding Aid   |   Collection not available online

Carlson, Oscar – Co A, 28th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Cavenaugh, James – Co D, 6th Wisconsin Infantry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Eddy, Urial C. – Co B, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Euen, William – 20th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Goodrich, Sgt. Maj. Charles Perry – 1st Wisconsin Cavalry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Heg, Cornelia
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Holtz, Friedrich – Co G, 45th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Lamson, Louis J. – Co A, 30th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Moore, James G. – Co K, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Murray, John Francis – Co C, 17th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

O’Neill, James R.
Finding Aid  |  Collection Part 1: Biography  |  Parts 2-3: Newspapers and News Biography
Part 4: Sketches  |  Part 5: Theater Part 6: Panoramas Part 7: Leaven Articles
Part 8: Drawings  |  Part 9: Military Bands Part 10: Records  |  Part 11: 3rd  WI Cavalry
Part 12: Blunt  |  Part 13: Baxter Springs Battle

Pond, James – 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry
Finding Aid   |   Collection not available

Sevey, Frank – Co A, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Simon Wolf’s Wisconsin Roster
Finding Aid   |   How to Use Roster

Smith, Almon – 5th Wisconsin Light Artillery
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Snyder, Abram – 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Sullivan, Pvt. Mickey – Co K, 6th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Towne, James S. – Co A, 32nd Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection not available online

Wait, George – Co D, 32nd Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Wickesberg, Charles – Co H, 26th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Wood, David – Co A, 13th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Wren, George – Co B, 13th United States Infantry
Finding Aid   |   Collection

Youngblood, Adam – Co G, 17th Wisconsin
Finding Aid   |   Collection

 

Miscellaneous

Guide to the American Civil War Military Equipage Archival Collection
Finding Aid  |  Collection Text: Alabama-Maine
Collection Text: Maryland-North Caroline   |   Collection Text: Ohio-Wisconsin
Collection Images Part 1   |   Collection Images Part 2

 

We have room for more. If you are interested in donating any books or materials to the Resource Center, please contact us at 262-653-4141.