Thomas Martin Sobottke

Writer, Teacher & Independent Civil War Historian

Pewaukee resident Thomas Martin Sobottke is an adjunct professor of history at Carroll University. The Chicago native worked in small market radio news before teaching at Mukwonago High School for 26 years. He's a Kohl Foundation award winner and finalist for Wisconsin Teacher-of-the-Year in 2000. An independent Civil War historian, he has contributed for North and South Magazine, and recently wrote his first book, Across That Dark River: The Civil War Memory.

History
12:38 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Seven Facts You Didn't Know About the Gettysburg Address

A depiction of President Abraham Lincoln delivering the "Gettysburg Address."
Credit Library of Congress

Lake Effect's Stephanie Lecci interviews Civil War contributor Thomas Martin Sobottke about the Gettysburg Address.

One-hundred fifty years ago today, President Abraham Lincoln delivered the "Gettysburg Address."

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Civil War
3:51 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Iron Brigade Gave Union Advantage at Gettysburg

The Confederates' charge on East Cemetery Hill on the second day of battle at Gettysburg.
Credit Scanned engraving from The Century Magazine

Historian Thomas Martin Sobottke relates the role of Wisconsin soldiers at Gettysburg.

This week marks the 150th anniversary of one of the Civil War's most famous battles.  The Battle of Gettysburg was also the war's deadliest, and Wisconsin soldiers played a key role over its three days.

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Arts & Culture
7:18 pm
Tue July 2, 2013

Wisconsinites Make Last Stand at Gettysburg

Barlow's Knoll after the first day of battle at Gettysburg
Credit Wiki Media Commons

Lake Effect's Civil War historian Thomas Martin Sobottke tells the story of Wisconsin soldiers fighting in the Battle of Gettysburg.

One hundred fifty years ago, over the first 3 days of July, one of the fiercest and most important battles of the American Civil War was fought.

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