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1862 - (Civil War) Battle of Fredericksburg Continues in Virginia


In one of the war's most lopsided battles, Confederate troops with superior field position slaughtered Union forces trying to pass through Fredericksburg. The 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 7th Wisconsin Infantry regiments and Co. G of the 1st U.S. Sharpshooters were present but their losses were small. The Wisconsin 5th Infantry was under fire for most of the three days but miraculously escaped major harm. Berdan's Sharpshooters were deployed at multiple locations during the battle to pick off Confederate artillerymen and cover the Union retreat.

1893 - Frederick Jackson Turner Delivers Frontier Address


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1917 - William Waters Dies


On this date Wisconsin architect William Waters died. Born in New York in 1843, he studied for a time at Rensslaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York before moving to Oshkosh in 1867. Waters designed the

1964 - Parker Pen Traded on NY Stock Exchange


On this date, for the first time, shares of