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Date: 1862-02-15 

Description: "The 2nd and 7th Iowa and the 52nd Indiana headed by General Smith storming up the rebel works at Fort Donelson causing its surrender to General Grant the...

Drawing

Road at Madison

Date: 1852-08 

Description: Pencil drawing of a dirt road through the woods with added white highlights. A horse-drawn wagon with two passengers moves down the road in the distance,...

Date: 1849-07-10 

Description: Devil's Gate in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1862-06-06 

Description: "Colonel Ellet's Rams approaching the city of Memphis, Tennessee, to demand its surrender." Sketch of a cityscape in the background, the river with numero...

Date: 1862-06-19 

Description: Illustration depicting crowd attending the presentation of a sword to General Burnside.

Drawing

American House

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: A drawing of the American House, 1 North Pinckney Street. It burned down in a fire in 1868.

Date: 1842 

Description: This hand-colored lithograph of the second Fort Howard, with Indians canoeing on the Fox River, shows the hospital built 1834-1835 outside the stockade on...

Date: 1849-07-11 

Description: Sweetwater River in Wyoming; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as the Oregon Trail).

Date: 1857 

Description: John Tice and Alexander Grant helping George W. Dawson from a floating piece of debris into a lifeboat after the sinking of the steamer Central America<...

Drawing

City Hall

Date: 1859 

Description: City Hall in the background of a bustling street, with pedestrians, horses, carriages, and wagons.

Drawing

Chief Oshkosh

Date: 1850 ca.

Description: Waist-up pen and ink drawing of Chief Oshkosh. He is wearing a top hat wrapped with a ribbon. He wears a suitcoat, bowtie, beaded neckpouch and a blanket w...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Architectural drawing of the north elevation of the Chicago residence of Cyrus Hall McCormick and his family. The drawing was produced by the architectural...

Date: 1862-12-17 

Description: Illustration depicting a battle. In the foreground injured soldiers are gathered on and around the porch and yard of a house. In the background are columns...

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: U.S Courthouse and U.S. Post Office from a map in the manuscripts division. Copyright Angell and Hastreiter.

Drawing

Graph Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a graph-making invention.

Date: 1852-10 

Description: Landscape view of the river looking downstream from Fort Snelling, Minnesota Territory. An expanse of placid river water fills the center of the drawing an...

Date: 1828 ca.

Description: Increase Lapham's drawings of Unio plicatus and Unio radiatum (?) from the Scioto River, Cypraea tigris (Tiger cowry), and an Atlantic...

Date: 1873 

Description: View of a farm house, with fences around it, a cowboy on horseback overseeing cattle, and a horse-drawn carriage on the street in front of the estate. Re...

Date: 1849-07-12 ca.

Description: Wilkins' first sighting of the Rocky Mountains; sketched by Wilkins on his 151-day journey from Missouri to California on the Overland Trail (also known as...

Date: 1865 

Description: Bird's-eye view of New Glarus.

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