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Camp Randall in the Civil War

At the outbreak of the Civil War, Governor Randall directed Major Horace A Tenney to put the fairground near the University into condition for reception of Wisconsin troops. This was quickly done and in honor of the Governor, it was named Camp Randall. During the war, the following troops were stationed at Camp Randall while being organized for service: 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 11th, 12th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 29th, 30th, 36th, 37th, 38th, 40th, 49th, 50th. Also Company G. of Berdan's Sharpshooters. cf. History of Dane county, by Judge Elisha W. Keyes, Madison, 1906.

Governor Randall

Wisconsin Troops








Annual Meeting of the Dane County Veterans' Association

Dedication of Camp Randall Memorial Arch June 19, 1912