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Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Civil War cover featuring the first national flag of the Confederacy (Stars and Bars) and the slogan, "We are in the field, and the bars are up!" Red and b...

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Elevated view down State Street to the University of Wisconsin from the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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...

Date: 1869 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of John W. Taylor, British genealogist. Handwritten inscription on bottom reads, "John W. Taylor, Leeds - England, 1869....

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Uncle Sam holds a bottle labeled "DAVIS", with a figure of a man on it, as he stands with a snake labeled "SECESSION" under his left foot. The caption bel...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cartoon of General Scott helping Jefferson Davis try on a shoe. Scott says, "Well, does that Union Shoe fit you?" And Davis replies, "Mr. Scott, this Uni...

Date: 1860 after

Description: General Scott holds Jefferson Davis off the ground by the throat, Davis' hat and sword falling to the ground. Text above reads, "Jeff in a tight place, he...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Confederate flag, upside down. Caption below reads, "A flag-itious article out of place." Blue and red ink on cream envelope, image in upper left corne...

Date: 1864 

Description: This colored map shows cities, rail lines, and geographic features in eastern Virginia. Circles around Richmond at 10 mile intervals indicate distances fro...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The tree of liberty with a flag for each state including the Union states and the Confederate states. Each flag is labeled with the initials of each state....

Date: 1861-01 

Description: "An ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Louisiana and other states united with her under the compact entitled 'The Constitution of the Uni...

Date: 1868 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Fielding B. Meek (1817-1876), American paleontologist. Meek became the Smithsonian Institution's first full-time paleontologist...

Date: 1862 

Description: The first in a series of three maps of the Virginia Peninsua. This map details the area from Williamsburg south to Fortress Monroe at Hampton Roads and sho...

Date: 1865-04-11 

Description: Front of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commission f...

Date: 1864 

Description: Aerial view, probably from a lithograph, of the prison for Confederate soldiers at Rock Island.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Image of Louis Wigfall on the body of an Indian with tomahawk in hand. The captions reads, "WIGFALL on his promised descent on Washington." This is a barb...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A gold star with the federal shield in the center has two Union flags behind it. The verse below reads, There's a Star in the skies that shall never go do...

Date: 1864 

Description: This map of the battlefield at Wilderness, Virginia, illustrates the Union positions in blue and Confederate positions in red. Roads, railroads, vegetation...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The letters to the words "DEATH TO TRAITORS" are made up of soldiers, Confederate flags, gallows, a hanged man and guns. A military camp is visible in the...

Date: 1860 after

Description: General Winfield Scott is chopping down a tall tree with an ax. Eight frightened men cling to the upper limbs. Caption below reads, "The downfall of Secess...

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