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Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate soldier wearing a whiskey barrel with a cork helmet. On the barrel appears the text, "RGG", "C.S.A. WHISKEY", "J.X.D." Caption below reads, "A...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A pig with a small saddle on his back. A Union flag is set in the middle of the saddle. On the side of the pig appears the text, "WHOLE OR NONE". Blue and...

Date: 1863 

Description: The Twenty-First Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry posing on Lookout Mountain. (From right to left) Fred W. Borcherdt of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; acting Adjutant...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of the young Andreas Larsen Dahl taken in Christiania (now Oslo), Norway, before he immigrated to the United States in 1869. Dahl was born...

Date: 1865 

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Charles C. Parry (1823-1890), American Botanist. Parry is most famous for his botanical research in the southern Ro...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a sailor, wears a hat with the initials "JD" on it. He is holding up a wooden toy boat that flies the Confederate flag and a sk...

Date: 1865 

Description: Invitation to the Presidential Inaugural Ball that celebrated the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, together with Andrew Johnson, who succeeded to the Presid...

Photograph

Robert H. Spencer

Date: 1865 

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Robert H. Spencer, F & S, 47th Wisconsin Infantry, holding his sword in his left hand and his hat in...

Photograph

Lt. Nils J. Gilbert

Date: 1864 

Description: Full-length studio portrait of Civil War soldier Nils (Niels) J. Gilbert, Company A, of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry, believed to have been taken in October...

Date: 1865 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of John Torrey (1796-1863), American botanist. Worked as New York state botanist from 1836. Handwritten inscription at...

Print

James Monroe

Date: 1861 

Description: Portrait engraving of James Monroe from a painting by Alonzo Chappel.

Date: 1862-08-02 

Description: Engraved view of several men in a long trench digging Grant's canal on the Mississippi River opposite Vicksburg.

Date: 1860 after

Description: On a desk with an inkwell, a long scroll hangs down, with the terms Compromise, Southern Rights, Crittenden, Vallandingham and Saulsbury on it. Refers to t...

Date: 1862 

Description: Cover of an advertising booklet for John H. Manny's Single Mower. It features an illustration of men using the mower, surrounded by informative text.

Photograph

John McArthur

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Vignetted portrait of Brigadier General John McArthur. At the start of the Civil War he was a colonel of an Illinois volunteer regiment, but after the Batt...

Photograph

Louis LeBrun

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Full portrait of Louis LeBrun with dog at his feet. Hercules Dousman brought LeBrun from Canada as an indentured servant in 1852. After completing his in...

Date: 1861 date unknown

Description: Hand-drawn poster by S.W. Martin of the Civil War officers and men of the Kickapoo Rangers of the 12th Regiment, Company K. Above and to the left of the li...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Wisconsin Territorial Capitol (first in Madison) viewed from State Street. The back wall of the east wing of the replacement capitol (second on the site) c...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A strong muscular arm holds a sledge hammer. The caption above reads, "The Strong Arm of the North." Blue ink on beige envelope, image on left side. Image...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Cotton plant within a decorative frame. The caption below reads "The Cotton Plant — King of the South". Black ink on beige envelope, image appears on the l...

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