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Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War June 9 (06/06/2012)
Our Nation is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War from 2011 through 2015. Did you know that the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs is using the picture of a Buffalo County boy in their 150th anniversary Civil War program? John Moy of Gilmanton Township

Did you know that a Civil War unit from Buffalo County known as the Buffalo County Rifles was part of the famous Iron Brigade?

Did you know that the book A Badger Boy In Blue was compiled from letters and diaries from a Buffalo County boy? Chauncey Cooke of Dover Township

Join the Alma Historical Society as they bring you information about the 350 men who served from Alma and other communities & townships of Buffalo County. The Alma Historical Society’s Civil War Project includes:

Discussion on June 9th at the historical society’s Annual Meeting focusing on the “Buffalo County Rifles”. Meeting will be held at the Alma American Legion Hall from 2pm-4pm.

Display of artifacts at the Annual Meeting. Do you or your family have pictures, stories or artifacts from your ancestors’ roles in the Civil War? The historical society would appreciate your bringing them to their annual meeting to share with the community, they will provide a safe & secure display environment. Please contact Sandra Ebert at 608-685-3376.

Civil War resources posted on the Alma Historical Society’s website include excerpts from A Badger Boy In Blue, profiles of John Moy & several other Buffalo County soldiers, the story of Old Abe, and online access to the Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion,1861-1865.

UPCOMING EVENTS

June 9th – Annual Meeting of the Alma Historical Society at the Alma American Legion Hall

June to October – Alma Area Museum open for the season (Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-4pm)

June to October -- Gesell’s 19th Century Photography of Buffalo County at Alma Area Museum

July 24th – Annual Picnic at Rieck’s Lake Park (pot luck pass around, bring your own utensils)

October 13th & 14th -- Annual Quilt Show & Quilt Raffle at Alma American Legion Hall

For additional information please visit our website at www.almahistory.org, or call 608-685-4067. 

 

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