MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the Wisconsin Veterans Museum have formed a commission to plan for observance of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The commission will bring together museums, libraries, historical societies and veterans' organizations to develop educational programming and generate public interest in Wisconsin's role in the war.
Civil War historian, Lance Herdegen, will serve as chairman of the eight-member volunteer commission. Herdegen is the former director of the Institute for Civil War Studies at Carroll College in Waukesha.
Anniversary events will run between 2011 and 2015. Wisconsin sent 91,000 men to fight in the war, between 1861 and 1865.