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This Day in Wisconsin History


1846 - William Horlick Born


On this date

1864 - (Civil War) Battle of Dalton, Georgia, Ends


The 1st, 10th, 24th and 26th Wisconsin Infantry regiments continued fighting at Dalton, Georgia.

1864 - Father Samuel Mazzuchelli died


Father Samuel Mazzuchelli died on this day. In 1847 he formed Wisconsin's first teaching sisterhood, the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. To settlers of many creeds, he was a civic leader and friend. He was interred in the cemetery of St. Patrick's Church in Benton, Wis., one of more than 20 churches he designed and built in the upper Mississippi Valley.