Old Abe and His Regiment Color Guard
Photograph of a monochrome painting of "Old Abe" the bald eagle mascot of the Eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and his regiment color guard. The uniformed group stands holding rifles and flags in a field bordered with woods. A pup-tent is visible in the lower left. Likely, Edward Homaston of Eau Claire holding the perch. Sgt. Ambrose Armitage third from left.
Image ID: 78934
Creation Date: 1863-07
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Original Format Type: negative, original
Original Format Number: (W6)11583
Original Dimensions: 4 x 3.1875 inches
Painting by C.L. Richman, owned by Mr. Shedd of Marshall Field and Co., Chicago. Image also exists as a lithograph issued by Dunlap, Sewall and Spaulding of Chicago, and as a wood engraving in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper.
See Image ID: 1945 for original photograph.
Civil War, 1861-1865
Military art and science
Signs and symbols
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