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SPRING 2011VOLUME 17:1IN THIS ISSUEINTERVIEW WITH JEFF SHAARA,AUTHOR OF GODS AND GENERALSTHE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM MADISON, WI WWW.WISVETSMUSEUM.COM


FROM THE DIRECTORFor more than 100 years theWisconsin Veterans Museum hashonored our state’s military heroesby preserving the legacies of Wisconsin’sveterans. What began asan effort by Civil War veterans tosafeguard their artifacts in the oldG.A.R. Memorial Hall has growninto an award-winning museumhonoring veterans from Wisconsin’smilitary past and present.Starting in March 2011, the WisconsinVeterans Museum Foundationwill offer you a chance to becomea partner in this endeavor througha membership benefits program.Now you can become part of theeffort to safeguard the memories ofWisconsin’s veterans. By becominga member of the Wisconsin VeteransMuseum, you will join a group of individualsfrom all over the state andnation who value the Museum’s missionof commemorating, acknowledgingand affirming the efforts ofWisconsin’s veterans in shaping thisnation’s history.As a member you will experiencewhat makes the Wisconsin VeteransMuseum a special place – greatexhibits and educational offerings,special events and one of the mosthistorically significant museumFROM THE DIRECTORTHE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIPcollections in the nation. Membersalso receive many benefits includingan annual subscription to ourexpanded full-color quarterly TheBugle, Museum store discounts, aWisconsin Veterans Museum pin,and invitations to special “membersonly” events. Moving into 2012, mailsubscriptions to The Bugle will onlybe available to Museum members.Learning about the veterans’experience underscores our identity,illuminates the national experienceand helps us understand who we areas Americans. It makes us what weare today and helps us make thoseclose connections to the past andpresent that bind this nation together.Over the next few years, Museumstaff will develop new educationbasedexhibits and projects that willintroduce visitors to the compellingpersonal stories of Wisconsin’sservice members. We want you to bepart of that effort.I invite you to take a stand andconsider purchasing a membershipso that together we can ensure thatthe Wisconsin Veterans Museumremains a vital part of Wisconsin’scultural landscape and a place wherepast and present are connected.Finally, I wish to thank all ofyou that contributed so generouslyto our recent annual and specialprojects appeals. Your contributionsenabled us to significantly exceedour goal. As always, thanks for yourcontinued support, and rememberthat your contributions make yourmuseum stronger.WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITSINDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP - $30• Quarterly Newsletter – The Bugle • Invitations to Members-Only Events• Friends of WVM PinFAMILY MEMBERSHIP - $45• Quarterly Newsletter – The Bugle• Friends of WVM PinINDIVIDUAL LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP - $1,200• Quarterly Newsletter – The Bugle• Special Lifetime Membership Friendsof the WVM Pin• 20% Discount in WVM Gift Shop• Invitation to Members-Only Events• Invitations to Members-Only Events• 10% WVM Gift Shop Discount• Behind-the-Scenes Tours(upon request)• WVM Calendar• Individual Recognition on League ofHonor WallBRONZE STAR CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP - $350(10 EMPLOYEES OR LESS)• 5 copies of Quarterly Newsletter –The Bugle• 5 Friends of WVM Pins• 10% Discount in WVM Gift Shopfor all employees• 20 copies of Quarterly Newsletter –The Bugle• 20 Friends of the WVM Pins• 15% Discount in WVM Gift Shopfor all employees• Invitations to Members-Only Events• Invitations to Members-Only Events• Free Rental of Education CenterFacility (once per year)• Behind-the-Scenes TourGOLD STAR CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP - $1,000(MORE THAN 10 EMPLOYEES)• Free Rental of Education CenterFacility (twice per year)• Behind the Scenes Tours(twice per year)• Corporate Recognition on League ofHonor Wall2THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM


FROM THE ARCHIVESFROM THE ARCHIVESMAN OF IRON ON TINTYPETwo weeks before the Iron Brigade earned its name at South Mountain, Joseph Helms of Company K 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regimenttook a Minie ball to the chest and was taken prisoner by Stonewall Jackson’s Brigade at Brawner’s Farm on August 28, 1862. Helms, a 19year old farmer with blond hair and blue eyes, was paroled and discharged with a disability at the end of October 1862. He posed for thistintype while undergoing training at Camp Randall in Madison.WWW.WISVETSMUSEUM.COM3


HISTORY MYSTERYRUSS HORTONREFERENCE ARCHIVISTHISTORY MYSTERYFROM THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM ARCHIVESDavid J. Scampton was a 28 year old farmer fromLeicester, Wisconsin (modern day Waunakee), whoenlisted into Company E, 47th Wisconsin Infantry Regimenton February 7, 1865. A natural leader, he quicklyrose through the ranks and after a brief stint as 1stSergeant he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. Scamptonand the 47th Wisconsin spent the majority of theirservice on guard duty in Tullahoma, Tennessee. There,Scampton contracted typhoid fever, a disease that killedthousands of soldiers on both sides. He survived, butpension records suggest that Scampton felt the effects ofthis illness for the rest of his life.Throughout his service, Scampton exchanged letterswith his wife, Annie, who briefly tended the familyfarm in his absence before going to live with her fatherin Madison. The letters they wrote contain a decidedlymysterious convention. Both filled the front and back of asheet of paper with their thoughts, but if they had moreto write, they didn’t reach for another sheet. Instead,they turned the letter they’d just written ninety degreesand proceeded to write over the words they had justput to paper. Perhaps this was a way to manage scarceresources, or maybe just a peculiar idiosyncrasy. Theresult, as you can see, is a difficult read for those unfamiliarwith the style and one of many “mysteries” held inthe collections of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum.4 THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM


STAFF IN THE SPOTLIGHTFROM THE MUSEUM STORECIVIL WAR COLLECTIONOwn a piece of Iron Brigadehistory! Based upon PhilanderWright’s Army Hat, this exclusiveand unique item is a faithfulreproduction of the “Gettysburg”hat in the Museum’s collection.PHILANDER WRIGHT1863 ARMY HAT - $125.00GREG LAWSONSTORE MANAGERIn commemoration of the150th anniversary of the CivilWar, the Wisconsin VeteransMuseum proudly offers anunparalleled line of reproductiontinware. Made for Museumsupporters and living historianswho demand the best, our tinpieces are crafted using 19thCentury methods and tools.These faithful reproductionshave a look and feel of authenticCivil War-era tinware.PRIVATE SMITH’S CUP - $14.95CAPTAIN NORTON’SCOFFEE POT - $49.95CONFEDERATE DRUMCANTEEN - $49.95To learn more about these products and other selections ofthe Wisconsin Veterans Museum Gift Store, you can visit us atwisvetsmuseum.com. You can also contact the Gift Store Managerby phone at 608-261-0535, or by email at giftshopmanager@dva.state.wi.usThe Wisconsin Veterans Museum accepts all major forms of payment,including cash (US funds only), check, Visa, MasterCard andAmerican Express. Checks should be made out to the ‘WisconsinVeterans Museum’ and include a valid Driver’s License Number andphone number. All items purchased in the State of Wisconsin aresubject to state sales tax, and all items purchased out of state aretax exempt.All inquiries will be answered within 24 hours. Orders will beprocessed on the same date as received, and depending on itemsupply, will be sent same day as well via USPS for an additional$4.00 shipping for fi rst item and $1.00 for each additional item.STAFF IN THE SPOTLIGHTJEFF KOLLATHby Michael Telzrow, DirectorThe success of a museum is far more dependent uponthe imagination of its staff than the quality of its collection.Without fertile minds willing to courageously carryout initiatives that challenge and engage visitors in newways even the best collections fail to inspire.For nearly sevenyears, Curator of HistoryJeff Kollath hasused an imaginativeapproach to craft programsand exhibitsthat go beyond thestandard fare formilitary museums.In the process he hasestablished WVM asa leader in offeringdiverse programmingthat appeals toincreasingly broaderaudiences. Kollathearned his bachelor’sdegree in historyfrom the UW-LaCrosse and followedit up with a master’sdegree in public history from Indiana University-PurdueUniversity-Indianapolis (IUPUI). Along the way he cultivatedan encyclopedic knowledge of Southern Americanmusic that has informed some of his programming decisions.In 2010, Kollath partnered with the Rock & RollHall of Fame, Wisconsin Public Television, the Universityof Wisconsin-Madison (Integrated Liberal Studiesprogram and Dept. of Afro-American Studies), and theMonona Terrace Convention Center, to present a threedaysymposium on Vietnam era music. Like many ofKollath’s efforts, Next Stop Vietnam: The War on Record,attracted a broad audience that might not typically visitthe Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Nearly 1,000 people attendeda series of programs that examined the culturaland political role that music played during the VietnamWar.In addition to public programming, Kollath developsand implements the Museum’s temporary exhibit offerings.Moving forward, Kollath envisions illuminating theveteran experience through the eyes of the participant.His newest endeavor, From Paper to Iron: Wisconsin Goesto War (opening in July 2011), will tell the story of Wisconsin’srole in the early years of the war through theeyes of the individual soldier using the latest in interactivetechnology.Kollath’s approach to programs and exhibits continuesto break new ground and pushes the Museumever forward in its mission to acknowledge, affirm andcommemorate the role of Wisconsin’s veterans in shapingour nation’s history. Congratulations Jeff on beingselected this quarter’s Spotlight staff member!WWW.WISVETSMUSEUM.COM5


COVER STORY - INTERVIEW WITH JEFF SHAARAJENNIFER CARLSONSENIOR MARKETING &DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTAN INTERVIEW WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHORJEFF SHAARAThe Wisconsin Veterans Museum is honored to host Jeff Shaara as keynotespeaker at this year’s annual gala event on Thursday, May 5, 2011. The sonof Michael Shaara, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War novel KillerAngels, Jeff has established himself as America’s most popular military historynovelist. His works include Gods and Generals and The Last Full Measure,both of which remained on the New York Times best-seller’s list for13 consecutive weeks. In 2003, the critically acclaimed Gods and Generalsbecame a major motion picture. In February, I had the opportunity to interviewthis best-selling author.JENNIFER CARLSON: Tell us aboutyour current projects?JEFF SHAARA: I am currently beginningthe research for what will becomea new Civil War trilogy, focusingon the “Western” Theater of thewar, specifically, Shiloh, Vicksburgand Sherman’s March. Each bookis scheduled to be released duringthe spring of the year, beginning in2012, thus, they will coincide, moreor less, with the 150th anniversaryof each event.JENNIFER CARLSON: When and whydid you begin writing?JEFF SHAARA: I never had any plansor aspirations to be a writer. Growingup in the house of a writer whohad a very difficult career wascertainly not inspiring to me, so Ibecame the opposite of my father- Ibecame a businessman. The filmGettysburg was released in 1993,based on my father’s novel, “TheKiller Angels”, and became a hugehit, driving my father’s book to #1on the New York Times bestsellerlist. That was nineteen years afterit was published, and five yearsafter my father’s death. Even thoughhe had received the Pulitzer Prizein 1975, his book never had beencommercially successful, whichhad been a bitter disappointment tohim. I was contacted because TedTurner wanted to make more CivilWar films, and the idea was to usemy father’s story as the centerpiece,and go in both directions, before andafter the battle of Gettysburg, doingtwo more films. It was always aboutmaking movies, not writing books. Ihad never written anything before,but I gave this a lot of thought, anddecided it was something I’d like totry to do. I thought, well, maybe theson should follow the father. I wasvery clear on one point, that thesewere stories he had earned the rightto tell himself, and he should havehad the opportunity. I knew the kindof research he had done, since I wasalong for the ride on some of thatmyself, as a teenager. It was criticalto get into the heads of the characters,and put words in their mouthswhich was a very risky thing to do.I recalled years before, sitting in onmy father’s creative writing classesat Florida State, and him telling hisstudents, “if you really want to be awriter, never forget that the first priorityhas to be to tell a good story”.6THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM


COVER STORY - INTERVIEW WITH JEFF SHAARASo, that was my goal, to put the storytogether (a prequel and sequel tohis book), that someone else wouldadapt for a screenplay. I never hadany ambitions to have my storiespublished, and never planned toshow the manuscript to anyone exceptthe screenwriter. If whatever Iwrote was lousy, it wouldend up in the trash. In themeantime, I’m serving asthe business manager ofmy father’s estate, and so,I’m dealing with the publisherin New York, whonow has this #1 bestseller(so they take my phonecalls). I explained what Iwas doing, writing a “prequel”to “The Killer Angels”,and the publishersuggested I send it to her.Sure, no problem. Thephone call I got a coupleweeks later (September,1995- I’ll never forget it)was “we don’t care if it’sa film- we like the book.We think you’re a writer, and youneed to be doing more of this”. Thatchanged my whole life.JENNIFER CARLSON: Why militaryhistory and not other topics?JEFF SHAARA: Since I was following“The Killer Angels”, naturally, I hadto continue that story line. Once I leftthe Civil War, I gave a lot of thoughtto whether I would write any othertopic. But I realized that since I’mtrying to find good characters, realpeople dealing with real historicalevents, it occurred to me that thestory that might be appealing isthe story where ordinary peoplerise to an extraordinary occasion,where the “unknown” (like JoshuaChamberlain) becomes the hero.What other situation inspires thatkind of story more than war? Whena man is facing the opportunity tokill someone, or to prevent someonefrom killing him, that’s about asvisceral as a story can get. I’m notsaying I will never change topics- butfor now, my publisher has made itpretty clear that they prefer I stickwith these kinds of stories.JENNIFER CARLSON: Since you are afiction writer, how do you do yourresearch?JEFF SHAARA: All my research isbased on original source material:diaries, memoirs, collections ofJeff Shaara delivers the University of Delaware Commencement Addressletters etc. Since I’m trying to findmy way into the minds of these characters,I have to hear those voices. Itdoes me no good to read some biographyor some modern history book,because then, the only voice I’mhearing is the historian who wroteit. I make enormous use of the internetto locate these kinds of sources,and within the past few years, awonderful thing has come my waythrough my website. People whohave read my books have begun offeringme material that they have intheir own family archives- memoirsor diaries or photographs that noone else has ever seen. Terrific stuff,and invaluable for my research. Theother part of my research comesfrom the lessons I learned from myfather: walk the ground. Wheneverpossible, I go to the sites, walk in thefootsteps of the characters, and tryto see what they saw. This might bea battlefield, a family home, or evena gravesite. If I’m going to describea hillside to you, a place where acharacter is fighting for his life,for example, it’s really better if I’vestood on that hill myself, and not justlooked at a photo in some book.JENNIFER CARLSON: Who are yourfavorite three characters from yourbooks?JEFF SHAARA: It’s really difficult forme to choose only three of my favoritecharacters, since I become soinvolved with everyone I’m puttingin my stories. But I would choose:Benjamin Franklin - an absolutelyfascinating man, the “ultimateAmerican”, a man who literallychanged history by convincing KingLouis XVI of France to come into theRevolutionary War on our side.Ulysses Grant - The man most singlyresponsible for winning the CivilWar, and I’ll debate that with anyhistorian. Grant was the first militarycommander of that war who understoodthat it was nota game of “capture theflag,” that Richmond hadno tactical meaning, thatif the North was to win,they had one goal: crushLee’s army. The cost wasterrific of course, but hegot the job done. Beyondthat though, I just lovedthe character, his relationshipwith his wifeand children, the tragedyof his later years. Writinghis death at the conclusionof “The Last FullMeasure” was one of thehardest things I’ve hadto do.Dwight Eisenhower -again, the same statement. Theman changed history, and I believehe was the single individual mostresponsible for the Allied victoryin Europe in World War Two. Ikehad to unite two entirely differentarmy, navy and air forces (theAmericans and the British, and later,the French), people who generallydespised each other, and combinethem into one effective fighting force,to defeat the most technologicallysuperior army ever put on the fieldup to that time: Hitler’s Germany.And he pulled it off. At the sametime, he’s wrestling with people likeGeorge Patton and Bernard Montgomery.Wonderful character.WANT TO HEAR MORE?Jeff Shaara will be speaking atthe Wisconsin Veterans Museum’sannual gala affair on Thursday, May5th, 2011 at the Madison ConcourseHotel. To find out how you can buytickets, turn to page 8 or visitwww.wvmfoundation.com to purchaseyour tickets online. We hopeto see you at this exciting event!WWW.WISVETSMUSEUM.COM 7


UPCOMING EVENTSAT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM2011 SPRING EVENTSWHAT CAUSED THE CIVIL WAR?WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2011 – 7PMMONONA TERRACE COMMUNITY ANDCONVENTION CENTER,1 JOHN NOLEN DRIVE, MADISONStephen Kantrowitz, Professor ofHistory, University of WisconsinPresented in partnership with the MononaTerrace Community and Convention CenterTHE RAISING OF THE 2NDWISCONSIN INFANTRYTUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011 – 7PMLance Herdegen, author andchair, Wisconsin Civil WarSesquicentennial CommissionA Civil War 150 Eventwww.civilwarwisconsin.comTHE SPUR AND THE SASHFRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011 – NOONRobert Grede, authorA story of passion and betrayal amid the anarchy of post-war Tennessee.BAGHDAD AT SUNRISE:A BRIGADE COMMANDER’S WAR IN IRAQFRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011 – NOONPeter Mansoor, Raymond E. Mason Jr. Chair in Military History,The Ohio State UniversityLecture and book signingA 2011 Dr. Richard H. Zeitlin Distinguished Lecture Series EventPresented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Department of History, the Center forWorld Affairs and the Global Economy, and the Grand Strategy ProgramOPEN GALLERY NIGHTAT THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUMFRIDAY, MAY 6, 2011 FROM 5 PM – 9 PMPOINT OF VIEW: THE VETERAN PRINT PROJECTEIGHT VETERANS, EIGHT ARTISTS, ONE LEGACYON DISPLAY IN THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM LOBBY FROM MAY 2 – JULY 4, 2011Point of View connects a new generation of Wisconsin veterans with theircommunity by inviting them to share their stories with the Wisconsin VeteransMuseum and a group of local artists. This new exhibit, based on theoral histories of Wisconsin veterans, will bring artist and veteran togetherto share their points of view on the same story. It is an invitation to thecommunity to experience the amazing stories of our newest generation ofveterans and the talented artists of the Madison Print Cooperative. TheUniversity of Wisconsin Vets for Vets plays an integral role in this projectas it offers participants in the project, the conductor of oral histories, anda veteran artist whose print will be autobiographical. The project includeseight veterans whose histories range from the Persian Gulf War to GuantanamoBay, Afghanistan to Iraq.SAVE THE DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 5, 2011WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM FOUNDATIONANNUAL GALAFEATURING BEST-SELLING AUTHOR JEFF SHAARASPONSORED BY UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN MEDICAL FOUNDATIONAND EDGEWOOD COLLEGEThe Wisconsin Veterans Museum is honored to host Jeff Shaaraas keynote speaker at this year’s annual gala event on Thursday,May 5, 2011. Mark your calendars for an evening with America’smost popular military history novelist!SCHEDULE OF EVENTS5:00-6:30PM VIP RECEPTION AT THE WISCONSINVETERANS MUSEUM – $175 PER PERSON (INCLUDES DINNER)Private reception with Jeff Shaara and VIP guests. Complimentarydrinks and hors d’ oeuvres included.6:00-7:15PM RECEPTION AT THE MADISON CONCOURSE HOTEL –$125 PER PERSONCash bar and hors d’ oeuvres will be provided.7:15-9:00PM MADISON CONCOURSE HOTELJeff Shaara’s keynote address and dinnerTICKET INFORMATION/QUESTIONS?Purchase your tickets online at www.wvmfoundation.com,or contact Jennifer Carlson at 608.264.6086 or emailjennifer.carlson@dva.state.wi.us.100% of the proceeds support the development of educationalprograms and exhibits at the Wisconsin Veterans MuseumADDITIONAL SPONSORS: MILITARY ORDER OF THE PURPLE HEART,AMERICAN LEGION AND LEWIS B. HARNED, M.D.8 THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM


FROM THE COLLECTIONSANDREA HOFFMANCOLLECTIONS MANAGERFROM THE COLLECTIONSCONFEDERATE BELT BUCKLE1861-1862, FOUND IN PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WISCONSINWhen walking the battlefields ofthe Civil War, turning up relics likebullets or buttons was not unusualin the decades following the war.Even more substantial finds, suchas canteens or bayonets, becamethe prizes of those who carefullyinspected or excavated the historicsites. But for one relic hunter, uncoveringa Confederate belt bucklenearly one hundred and fifty yearslater was an especially unique event.When recent Wisconsin VeteransMuseum accession V2010.89.1 wasunearthed in Prairie du Chien,Wisconsin—hundreds of miles fromthe nearest Civil War battlefield—itwas obvious that something unusualhad occurred. How did thisbelt buckle, boldly bearing the “CS”signature of the Confederate States,wind up so far north from anywhereit otherwise ever would or shouldhave been?Finding the answer to that questiondoes, in fact, begin much furthersouth, over five hundred milesalong the Mississippi River downfrom Prairie du Chien. In the springof 1862 the Union Army identifiedthe Confederate stronghold of IslandNumber Ten, a mass of land locatedin a tight double bend in the rivernear where Missouri, Kentucky andTennessee converge, as the desiredpoint of capture. This spot had untilthen served as a unique vantagepoint for the Confederacy to preventfurther infiltration into the South byNorthern troops.The siege lasted five weeks, andthe Confederate surrender of IslandNumber Ten on April 8, 1862 markedthe first victory over a Confederateposition in the Mississippi River.Despite the lengthy battle, recordsshow that casualties on both sideswere relatively low. Low mortalityrates paired with the difficulty ofescape from the captured island lefta substantial number of Confederatesoldiers to be taken as prisoners ofwar. To deal with the throngs of captives,the Union again looked north.Some 1300 detainees were slated tobe sent to Camp Randall in Madison,Wisconsin. Until that point, CampRandall had been intended onlyfor the training and mustering ofWisconsin militia and volunteers.The announcement of the eminentarrival of about 1,000 prisonersto Madison, however, forced thehasty preparation of a stockade andwooden huts on the grounds.Prisoners were gathered at Cairo,Illinois. Healthier men were sentto Camp Douglas in Chicago, whilemany of those who were ill weredestined for Camp Randall. A decidedlyless fatiguing means of transport,the steamer Evansville wasused to move three hundred of thesemen, two hundred of which weresick. They travelled for eight daysbefore arriving at Prairie du Chienon April 23rd. The band of soldierswas the largest group to ever disembarkin the small Wisconsin town,their size determining that they beheld in a field rather than the stationbuilding. In this field they gathered,then walked a short distance to theMilwaukee and Mississippi Railroadtrain which then carried them toCamp Randall. During this briefone day layover between battle andprison, one of those soldiers, probablysick, ragged and exhausted,lost this buckle. A century and a halflater, it was found in what is currentlya vacant field located just eastof the old Milwaukee and MississippiRailroad bed and just south of Prairiedu Chien’s lower boat landing.The style of the WVM buckle wasused exclusively by Confederatesoldiers who fought in the Westerntheater. Many of those soldiersdetained at Camp Randall were fromWestern Theater units originatingin Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi,Louisiana and Arkansas. CampRandall only served as a prison fora few months, yet it witnessed thedeaths of 139 of these men. Thosewho survived were either paroledor exchanged near Vicksburg, Mississippiduring the summer of thatyear. We will never know which oneof these soldiers owned this buckle,and whether or not he lived to seehis homeland again.In preparation for its display inthe upcoming exhibit “From Paperto Iron: Wisconsin in the Civil War,1861-1862” the belt buckle wasrecently sent to the Chicago ConservationCenter. Be sure to come visitthis buckle along with an amazingarray of other Civil War artifactsstarting on July 2, 2011 to commemoratethe Civil War Sesquicentennial.WWW.WISVETSMUSEUM.COM 9


EDUCATION & PROGRAMSJENNIFER KAYESENIOR EDUCATIONSPECIALIST2011 PROGRAMS TOCOMMEMORATE THE 150THANNIVERSARY OF THE CIVIL WARTo mark the opening of From Paper to Iron: WisconsinJoins the Civil War, the Wisconsin Veterans Museum willhost two educational programs for children, and the kidsinside all of us. On July 13th from 10:30-1:00, visitorswill be offered the chance to explore the exhibit withuniformed re-enactors who will provide an up close andpersonal look at the war. In addition, in our 2nd floorEducation Center, kids can “enlist” in the cause, andlearn about regimental flags and the daily life of a CivilWar soldier, all while taking part in crafts and interactivegames.On July 23rd from 10:00-1:00, directly outside ourmuseum at 30 on the Square, the museum will host“Eagles on the Square.” Old Abe, the “War Eagle,” wasthe mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment andremained a well-known animal celebrity long after thewar ended. This program teaches the history of OldAbe by incorporating craft projects for children. Bestof all, the National Eagle Center will provide a live eagleand handler, allowing visitors an intimate look at ournational symbol. All programs are free and open to thepublic. For more information please call Jennifer Kayeat 608-264-7663 or e-mail jennifer.kaye@dva.state.wi.us.VOLUNTEER IN THE SPOTLIGHTDR. JAMES ANGEVINEby Jennifer KayeOur un-paid staff members embody all of the characteristics thatmake volunteers a valuable asset. Each year hundreds of peoplegenerously donate their time to help us meet our mission. No oneis more generous with his time than Dr. James Angevine, whoselove of military history brought him to the museum 18 years ago.Over the years, Dr. Angevine has taken on countless projects forthe archives with enthusiasm and a desire to broaden his scope ofknowledge. “Dr. Angevine is a joy to work with”, says Gayle Martinson,Archives Collection Manager, “he has always been willingto tackle and learn new things, loves working with books, andcurrently is entering print collections into our database. To do thiswith his usual thoroughness and expertise, he educated himself onmethods of printmaking”.In addition to his work in the archives, Dr. Angevine also acts asa docent for the museum. He believes that the most rewardingaspect of volunteering is watching the reactions on 4th and 5thgraders faces as he guides them through the exhibits. One ofhis fondest memories was watching children respond to CharleyHowe’s disembodied voice coming through an air vent near theCamp Randall exhibit, giving the illusion that the diorama fi gurewas real.Dr. Angevine lives in Madison with his wife Marilou. He is aretired Pathologist and a veteran of the U.S. Army. The staffat the museum looks forward to Thursdays when Dr. Angevinecomes in to work as he is a wealth of knowledge, a delight tochat with, and always good for a chuckle with his usual departingremark, “well, I think I’ve done enough damage for one day”. Wewould like to thank Dr. Angevine for his unwavering commitment,dedication and passion for our mission of honoring veterans andeducating the public.10THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTSWVMF BOARD OF DIRECTORSPRESIDENTALAN HEMBELVICE PRESIDENTDR. JOHN BUSBYSECRETARYDENNIS WAGNERTREASURERANITA MATCHAADDITIONAL DIRECTORSSCOTT CAMPBELLCHRIS CARPENTERTEDDY DUCKWORTHMICHAEL ELYJOHN HALL, PH.D.DR. LEWIS B. HARNED (EMERITUS)KARL HANSONDALE HUNDTWILLIAM HUSTAD (EMERITUS)FRED MCCORMICK (EMERITUS)LARRY OLSONERIC PETERSEN (EMERITUS)VERA RODDYLEE SCHUFFWILLIAM SCHRUMWVM FOUNDATIONWWW.WVMFOUNDATION.COM608.264.6086MUSEUM STAFFDIRECTORMICHAEL TELZROW608.266.1009PROCESSING ARCHIVISTANDREW BARANIAK608-266-2320SENIOR MARKETING &DEVELOPMENT SPECIALISTJENNIFER CARLSON608.264.6086REFERENCE ARCHIVISTRUSS HORTON608.267.1790SENIOR EDUCATION SPECIALISTJENNIFER KAYE608.264.7663MARKETING SPECIALISTLAURA KOCUM608.264.7663CURATOR OF HISTORYJEFF KOLLATH608.261.0541ARCHIVES COLLECTIONS MANAGERGAYLE MARTINSON608.261.0536LIBRARIANAMY O’SHEA608.261.5408STORE MANAGERGREG LAWSON608.261.0535OPERATIONS MANAGERLYNNETTE WOLFE608.266.1680COLLECTIONS MANAGERANDREA HOFFMAN608.261.0540REGISTRARKRISTINE ZICKUHR608.261.6802WISCONSIN NATIONAL GUARD MUSEUMSITE CURATORERIC LENT608.427.1280THEWISCONSINVETERANSMUSEUM30 WEST MIFFLIN STREETMADISON, WI 53703ON THE CAPITOL SQUARE608.267.1799www.wisvetsmuseum.comMUSEUM HOURSMonday-Saturday 9:00AM–4:30PMSunday (April-September) Noon–4PMMUSEUM MISSIONThe mission of the Wisconsin VeteransMuseum is to commemorate, acknowledge,and affi rm the role of Wisconsin veteransin America’s military past.The Bugle is published quarterly by theWisconsin Veterans Museum Foundationfor our members and friends. The WisconsinVeterans Museum Foundation providesfunds for the support of artifact acquisition,exhibit production and the development ofeducational programs.COMMENTS & SUBMISSIONSWe welcome your comments and editorialsubmissions concerning The Bugle.Comments and submissions should be sentto Jennifer Carlson atJennifer.Carlson@dva.state.wi.us.JOIN US ONLINE!WWW.WISVETSMUSEUM.COM 11


THEWISCONSINVETERANSMUSEUM30 WEST MIFFLIN STREETMADISON, WI 53703THANK YOU DONORS!A most sincere thank you to all who contributed tothe Wisconsin Veterans Museum’s annual appealand special projects. We cannot provide qualityprogramming and award-winning exhibits withoutyour help.$10,000 AND ABOVEWall Family EnterpriseAnonymous$5,000 TO $9,999Ralph & Erica Kauten$2,500 TO $4,999University of Wisconsin MedicalFoundation$1,000 TO $2,499American Legion, Dept. of WIFriends of WPT, Inc.The Osprey FoundationPotter Lawson, Inc.VFW William Sonny Simon Post8216Mary KolarDennis Wagner$500 TO $999Rock & Roll Hall of Fame andMuseumAlice Wagner$100 TO $499American Legion Post 541Disabled AmVets, Dept. of WI Inc.Elmer Peterson Post 333First Business BankFox Lake Historical SocietyHansen’s Auto Service Center, Inc.Hovde Realty, Inc.Navy Club of USA WI SquadronNew Glarus Brewing CompanySouthern WI Chapter-MOAA, Inc.VFW Badger Post 328VFW Edwin Frohmader Post 1879VFW Post 11244 – WaunakeeMemorialWhite Pine Consulting Service, Inc.Wollersheim Winery, Inc.Andrew AckeretJim & Marilou AngevineMarian AshmanVirginia BessertTom BroddDr. John BusbyLou Ann ColbyLinda CzlapinskiEdward DavisonDavid DeanBG (Ret.) 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In December 2010, RepresentativeSchneider became the first member of the Friends of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum. Now it’s your turn to make a stand.Become a Friend of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum today!CALL 608.264.6086 OR JOIN ONLINE AT WWW.WVMFOUNDATION.COMRichard Lawrence TrustSteven & Gloria LeerskovAllen LehmanDaniel & Donna LehmanClarence LigockiIain MacfarlaneFrederic & Linda MadsenAndrew MajkaRobert J. MannDavid K. MarksAlbert & Janet MatthiesenVera V. MeinhardtJim & Margaret MeyerArthur S. Mobley Jr.Peter J. MoranJoseph MorethMaynard M. MortimerJoseph & Joan NagleEugene & Olive NordbyDale A. NordeenGerald C. OlesenRobert OlsenJohn & Sheila OstenJim ParkerJoan L. PhelanJohn PintoRichard J. PireMark & Maureen PolczynskiJ.A. PolnerJames Reeve IIJohn A. ReichmannJohn & Marie ReinhardtAndrew RiechersWilliam L. 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