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Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

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DESCRIPTION

"Old Abe" and "Color Guard" of the Eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, posed in uniform, outside with Old Abe on a shield perch. Likely Edward Homaston of Eau Claire holding the perch. Sgt. Ambrose Armitage is third from left. The portion of the photograph featuring Old Abe appears altered.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 1945

Creation Date: 1863-07 

Creator Name: Unknown

City: Vicksburg

County: 

State: Mississippi

Collection Name: Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: Album 17.20b

Original Dimensions: 6.75 x 4.25 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Presented by William W. Bartlett of Eau Claire, WI, 1912 See Image ID: 78934 for a photograph of a painting by C.L. Richman, owned by Mr. Shedd of Marshall Field and Co., Chicago. The painting may have been done over a copy of the Vicksburg photograph. This picture also exists as a lithograph issued by Dunlap, Sewall and Spaulding of Chicago, and as a wood engraving in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper.

SUBJECTS

Animals

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Civil War, 1861-1865

Firearms

Flags

Mascots

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Outdoor photography

Persons

Political science

Portraits, Group

Signs and symbols

Soldiers

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