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E.L. Blanchard

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Description: Carte-de-visite of Lieutenant E.L. Blanchard.

Photograph

William Gleason

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Description: Quarter-length carte-de-visite of William Gleason, 13th Wisconsin Infantry.

Photograph

George A. Fisk

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of Captain George A. Fisk.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry struggles to escape from encroaching Confederates

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Description: The eagle "Old Abe" was used for many years by J.I. Case Company, of Racine, Wisconsin, as the firm's trademark, and is shown on these advertising cards is...

Wisconsin Civil War Historian and Author

Read about the man who wrote the most cited book on Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War. This article includes several links to his work.

Date: 1855-06-30 

Description: Certificate of appointment for George B. Bingham as 1st Lieutenant, Milwaukee Light Guards.

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Gen. W.H.L. Wallace's 2nd Div. Army of the Tenn."

Photograph

Charles M. Smith

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Description: Quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of Charles M. Smith, F & S, 13th Wisconsin Infantry.

Historical Essay

Antietam, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

This brief article on the famous Civil War battle includes links to battle maps, original documents, related images, and a longer account of the battle.

Date: 1861-08-05 

Description: Lucius Fairchild's commission as captain in the 16th infantry regiment, signed by Abraham Lincoln.

Poster

Camp Asylum

Date: 1865 

Description: Detail (central image) of "The Southern Prisons of U.S. Officers" showing Camp Asylum in South Carolina.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 19th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on April 30, 1862.

Photograph

Edwin O. Kimberly

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Photographic calling card of Colonel Edwin O. Kimberly. During the Civil War he was in the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry. It is noted on the card that he was the...

Photograph

Carl Nelson

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Description: Full-length cabinet card portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Carl Nielson [as written on published Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, Volume 1 and on t...

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

Photograph

Plough Inn

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Plough Inn, located at 3402 Monroe Street. Built in 1853 and added onto in 1858. The home was originally built for German immigrant...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait engraving of Robert E. Lee, seated.

Date: 1912 

Description: The Civil War eagle Old Abe became the trademark of the J.I. Case Company, manufacturers of steam tractors and other farm machinery. This tractor is at wor...

Photograph

Simeon Taylor

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Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of 1st Sergeant Simeon Taylor, Company E, 13th Wisconsin Infantry. He was eventually promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

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