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8th Wisconsin Infantry and Old Abe

Old Abe the War Eagle, became a trademark of Wisconsin’s Civil War history during his service with 8th Wisconsin Infantry throughout the war. Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Infantry trained at Camp Randall in Madison. Old Abe served as…

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Sir Francis Cockburn

Sir Francis Cockburn was born November 10, 1780 to Sir James Cockburn and Augusta Anne Ayscough. He would start his military career at a young age and would consequently see four different continents, have roles in two wars, help build…

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125th Infantry Regiment

  Introduction The 125th Infantry Regiment of the Michigan National Guard has adopted new methods of fighting and has evolved throughout its long history of warfare, from the Civil War to the war on terror in the Middle East. The…

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PFC Jack Levandoski

17 years old at the Battle of the Bulge in the dense Ardennes forest of France, PFC Jack Levandoski only made it to Europe because his superiors in the U.S. Army’s 232nd Infantry Regiment, 42nd “Rainbow” Division believed he was…

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Michigan College of Mining and Technology, Sault Ste Marie Branch

Decommissioned U.S. military forts are usually repurposed as museums or monuments for the public to see.  Fort Brady, however, had an entirely different purpose after the U.S. Army was finished with it following World War II.  The former fort served…

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Sergeant Major Randal Meyer at the Pentagon on September 11th

On September 11th, 2001, four planes were hijacked and used in multiple attacks: two on the World Trade Center towers in New York City, one on the Pentagon in Washington DC, and a fourth plane crashing in Pennsylvania.  Sergeant Major…

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7th Michigan at the Battle of Gettysburg

A few months after the Civil War broke out, the 7th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment was formed and mustered into service in Monroe, MI on August 22, 1861. At the Battle of Gettysburg, they held a position on Cemetery Hill…

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First Lieutenant John Sjogren Memorial Statue

First Lieutenant John C. Sjogren was a Medal of Honor recipient and soldier in the United States Army World War II. He fought in the closing battles of the war in the Pacific Campaign and was the only Medal of…

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“Detroit’s Own Polar Bears” in Northern Russia

The United States had a late involvement in World War I, but few know that the U.S. had a small regiment of troops called Detroit’s Own Polar Bears deployed in northern Russia who remained in battle until 1919, even after…

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The Stonewall Regiment 17th MI Volunteers

The Civil War, a bloody conflict that engulfed the entire nation, fought by ordinary men who accomplished the extraordinary. Forever immortalized in monuments, these men came from the same towns as you and me. The 17th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment…

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