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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

President Lincoln visited Wisconsin's 2nd Infantry two days after the humiliating Union defeat at Bull Run on July 21, 1861

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On May 3, 1863, near Chancellorsville, Virginia, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry is troubled by a new assistant surgeon with questionable skills.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A blue border with white stars, each named for the states in the Union and the Confederacy. Inside on the right the word "UNION" appears, the top of the le...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a woman, floating in a washtub labeled "Lady Davis" which flies the Confederate flag. He holds a bottle in his left hand and st...

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Description: A Civil War guard house at Camp Randall, still standing as of 1962.

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Description: Full-length carte-de-visite of Martin Shenk, holding a flag, and Ryndert Van Loon, holding a musket with bayonet attached. They are posed shaking hands in...

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

Date: 1861 

Description: Thomas Bigford (in cap, on left) and another official swearing-in two Native American Civil War recruits. Thomas Bigford (1815-1890) of Taycheedah, Wiscons...

Date: 1891-12-03 before

Description: Front cover and menu page for a dinner of the "Loyal Legion. Michigan Commandery with Saginaw Valley Companions at Bancroft House," with the badge of the o...

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher

Thomas S. Allen is best remembered for his leadership of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

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Description: A view of people standing on the sidewalk in front of the courthouse and the Confederate monument. Published by [Pe]oples Drug Co.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Stereograph from the Panorama of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Confederate Fortifications, General Sheridan's Horses in Road, painted in 1885. It was pai...

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John C. Spooner

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Description: John Coit Spooner, Captain, 50th Wisconsin Infantry, as he looked about 1859-1860 when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin, first in the prepar...

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Svend Torgerson

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Description: Three-quarter length oval studio portrait of Svend Torgerson, a private in Company D, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from...

Date: 1860 after

Description: On a desk with an inkwell, a long scroll hangs down, with the terms Compromise, Southern Rights, Crittenden, Vallandingham and Saulsbury on it. Refers to t...

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Thor P. Sloan

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Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Thor P. Sloan, a first lieutenant in Company E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was ob...

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Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait of Mons Grinager, a captain in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obtained...

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Milton Bowerman

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite of 2nd Lieutenant Milton Bowerman, Company A, 13th Wisconsin Infantry.

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Thore Knudson

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Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Thore Knudson, a musician in Company E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regi...

Date: 1881 after

Description: Stuffed Old Abe, the Wisconsin Civil War eagle, perched on an American flag with a copy of the New Testament propped in front.

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