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Old Abe and His Regiment Color Guard

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DESCRIPTION

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.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 78934

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: negative, original

Original Format Number: (W6)11583

Original Dimensions: 4 x 3.1875 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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.

SUBJECTS

Animals

Armed Forces

Arts

Battlefields

Birds

Civil War, 1861-1865

Firearms

Flags

Mascots

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Outdoor photography

Painting

Persons

Political science

Portraits, Group

Signs and symbols

Soldiers

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