The 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry was organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin

From December 30, 1861 through March 10, 1862, and mustered into service under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas H. Dale. The regiment was attached to the Army of the Frontier.

The regiment participated in the sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi.

The 2nd was mustered out of federal service at Austin, Texas, on November 15, 1865, and disbanded on December 14, 1865, at Madison, Wisconsin.

Albumen by Unknown Photographer-Image Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield; WICR 30837

Does this guy know how to party or what?
  • Alice Cooper:Well, I'm a regular visitor here, but Milwaukee has certainly had its share of visitors. The French missionaries and explorers began visiting here in the late 16th century.
  • Pete:Hey, isn't "Milwaukee" an Indian name?
  • Alice Cooper:Yes, Pete, it is. In fact, it was originally an Algonquin term meaning "the good land."
  • Wayne:I was not aware of that.
  • Alice Cooper:I think one of the most interesting things about Milwaukee is that it's the only American city to elect three Socialist mayors.
The Lo List: 10 Things Before Summer Ends

When looking back at my summer in Milwaukee, I can’t help but smile from ear to ear. This summer has been an amazing learning experience and I am so happy that I explored MKE as much as I did. I have always considered Marquette to be home, and Milwaukee my backyard, but never have I been able to get out and play as much as I did during these past months.

However, it is hard to believe that summer has flown by and school is right around the corner! Although there are only a few weeks remaining, there is still plenty to do before summer ends if you haven’t explored the city as much as planned. 

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