“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near St. Peter in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Edward S. Bragg

Edward S. Bragg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
1. Edward S. Bragg Marker
Inscription. Born in New York in 1827, Edward S. Bragg was admitted to the bar in 1848 and moved to Fond du Lac in 1850, where he practiced law and played an active role in politics. When the Civil War broke out in 1861, Bragg joined other "War Democrats" in supporting the military suppression of the Confederacy. Bragg recruited and later commanded a volunteer militia company after it was amalgamated with the Sixth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Serving with valor and distinction, Bragg won a colonelcy in 1863 and command of the famed Iron Brigade in 1864. By the war's end he was brigadier general. Resuming his political career after the war, Bragg became a state senator, won two terms in Congress, and chaired several Wisconsin delegations to national Democratic conventions. A fiscal conservative, Bragg refused to support the Democratic ticket in 1896 and became a Republican. He served as minister to Mexico and consul general at Havana, culminating his long career as consul general at Hong Kong. Bragg died in 1912.
Erected 1996 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 339.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
Location. 43° 50.289′ N, 88° 22.374′ 
Edward S. Bragg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
2. Edward S. Bragg Marker
W. Marker is near St. Peter, Wisconsin, in Fond du Lac County. Marker is on Kiekhaefer Parkway east of U.S. 151, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at a wayside/scenic overlook. Marker is in this post office area: Fond du Lac WI 54935, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Toll Gate on the Military Trail (approx. 2.6 miles away); Home of Governor James Duane Doty (approx. 2.8 miles away); G. A. R. Memorial Drive (approx. 4.7 miles away); Locomotive No. 2714 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Spanish–American War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Father Caspar Rehrl / St. John the Baptist Parish (approx. 4.9 miles away); Supple's Marsh (approx. 5.3 miles away); Wisconsin Progressive Party (approx. 5.7 miles away).
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .
1. General Edward S. Bragg. (Submitted on November 18, 2007.)
2. Edward S. Bragg, 1827-1912. (Submitted on November 18, 2007.)
3. Bragg, Edward S. - Biography. (Submitted on November 18, 2007.)
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar, US Civil
Overlook of Lake Winnebago image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, October 28, 2007
3. Overlook of Lake Winnebago
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