Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
"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.
Image ID: 1945
Creation Date: 1863-07
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: Album 17.20b
Original Dimensions: 6.75 x 4.25 inches
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.
Civil War, 1861-1865
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