Old Abe Displayed to Crowd
Engraving of Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Voluntary Infantry, displayed for a crowd. The eagle bearer holds Old Abe's staff perch while two other uniformed soldiers stand nearby. In the background is an indistinct crowd of soldiers with bayonets pointing skyward, and well-dressed onlookers watching the spectacle.
Text at bottom reads "The Eagle Bearer, six feet eight and a half inches high, of Captain Perkins' "Chippewa Eagles." Sketched by A.W. Grippen."
Image ID: 33811
Creation Date: 1861-10-14
Creator Name: Grippen, A. W.
Collection Name: Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Original Format Type: prints, photomechanical
Original Format Number: Album 17.19
Original Dimensions: 9.5 x 10 inches
Excerpted from New York Illustrated News, Oct. 14, 1861, p. 370.
Civil War, 1861-1865
Clothing and dress
Military art and science
Signs and symbols
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