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Date: 1862-08-29 

Description: A letter written by President Abraham Lincoln to Major General McClellan, written at the time of the Second Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, VA.

Date: 1868 

Description: This map shows land ownership by name, lots, roads, railroads, and part of the Fox River. The map includes an explanation and table of witnesses to the cor...

Date: 1863-07 

Description: Stereograph of three Confederate soldiers captured during the Battle of Gettysburg. This photograph was taken by Mathew Brady a few days after the battle....

Date: 1862-08-02 

Description: Civil War Union Army recruitment poster.

Date: 1863-06 

Description: Halftone print of an adolescent Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Closeup image of Old Abe on his shi...

Date: 1869 

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Thomas Meehan (1826-1902), American botanist. Meehan emigrated from England to Philadelphia in 1848. Served as editor...

Date: 1863 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of John Gould Anthony (1804-1877), head of the Conchology department at the Museum of Comparative Zoology from 1863 until his deat...

Date: 1864 

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

Date: 1863 

Description: Handbill issued by E.B. McCagg, President of the N.W. Sanitary Commission, urging citizens to plant potatoes and onions to be divided, and to put up dried...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A freed slave with a hoe in his left hand and his right hand on his hip. Caption at the top reads, "Massa can't have dis chile, dat's what's de matter". Ca...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a woman, floating in a washtub labeled "Lady Davis" which flies the Confederate flag. He holds a bottle in his left hand and st...

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Soldier-farmer, "Jeffy" (Jefferson) Davis, in full uniform with a straw hat is giving feed (bonds) to a sow (the Confederacy). The sow is in turn feeding i...

Date: 1862 

Description: Civil War Union Army recruitment handbill.

Date: 1864-11-08 

Description: Democratic Ticket for the 1864 Presidential election. General George B. McClellan was the candidate for President, running against Abraham Lincoln.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A grinning African American man wears a tattered version of Uncle Sam's costume as he dances and sings. The caption below reads, "I'm glad I'm not in Dix...

Date: 1868 

Description: This map of the state of Wisconsin was created in 1868 and later used by Increase Lapham to trace an outbreak of tornadoes going across the state in May of...

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: 1869 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Robert von Schlagintweit (1833-1885), German orientalist, geographer and explorer. Along with his oldest brother Hermann, Rober...

Date: 1862-04-05 

Description: Bird's-eye view of Camp Douglas near Chicago. Caption reads: "Camp Douglas, near Chicago, Illinois, where seven thousand rebel prisoners are quartered."

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Confederate flag. Pro-Confederate envelopes were not as common as pro-Union envelopes. Black ink on beige envelope, image covers entire front. Image p...

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