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Date: 1861-08-05 

Description: Lucius Fairchild's commission as captain in the 16th infantry regiment, signed by Abraham Lincoln.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Civil War portrait of Ulysses S. Grant seated wearing a military uniform.

Date: 1861 

Description: A general map of Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey and Delaware. Insets include maps of New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Charleston, Savannah, Washingto...

Map or Atlas

Map of Milwaukee

Date: 1861 

Description: Map with labelled block and lot numbers, owners of large property parcels, city wards, railroads, and streets. Population from 1835 to 1860 listed below ti...

Date: 1861-04-13 

Description: Etching from a photograph of Mrs. General Gaines.

Photograph

Brown Syverson

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Brown Siverson [as written on portrait; also written as Brown Syverson on Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 and publish roster: Wisconsin V...

Date: 1861 

Description: A drawing of Mayville.

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Soldiers in formation at Camp Randall during winter. The season [there appears to be snow on the ground] and the tents indicate that this image was made in...

Date: 1861 

Description: A page of autographs of the members of the 1861 Wisconsin Legislature.

Date: 1861 

Description: Thomas Bigford (in cap, on left) and another official swearing in two Native American Civil War recruits. Thomas Bigford (1815-1890) of Taycheedah, Wiscons...

Book or Pamphlet

Battle of Hoke’s Run

Date: 1861-07-27 ca.

Description: The caption with the image states, "Battle of Hoke's Run-Col. Starkweather with his Wisconsin Regiment deploying as skirmishers." The Battle of Hoke's Run...

Photograph

Olaf Berglund

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Olof Berglund of Darlington, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated in uniform and holds a tenor horn. The...

Date: 1861 

Description: View of Madison from Main Hall, now Bascom Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. South Hall is in the foreground with several residences an...

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: The Vilas Hotel located at the corner of Monona Avenue at the west end of the first block of East Main Street.

Photograph

F. A. Knickerbocker

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of F.A. Knickerbocker of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is standing in uniform and holds an alto hor...

Photograph

William A. Hawley

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Three-quarter length carte-de-visite portrait of Captain William A. Hawley standing near a column.

Date: 1861-04-20 ca.

Description: Elevated stereograph view of the Great Union Meeting at the New York City Union Square.

Date: 1861 after

Description: The First Universalist Church, built in 1861.

Photograph

Adolescent Old Abe

Date: 1861 

Description: The mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, Old Abe as an adolescent standing on a shield perch outdoors. The young eagle stands in profile and his head fea...

Date: 1861 

Description: This 1861 map, which was reproduced photographically, was issued in Augusta, Ga., in the early days of the Civil War. It includes panels showing Virginia,...

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