Civil War - 1861-1865

The American Civil War or "War of the Rebellion" claimed more lives combined than all of the wars with U.S. involvement before or since. The Society has a small collection of Civil War items.

Portage County Memorial

The monument inscription reads:

Portage County
To Her Heroes Who Fought
And Her Martyrs Who Fell
That the Republic Might Live
Erected
by Stevens Post No. 156 G.A.R.
Department of Wisconsin
Plover Post 149
Capt. I. Eckles Post
Amherst 16
Blaine Post 115
Women's relief Corps No. 96
And the People of Portage Country
Dedicated Sept. 2, 1890

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