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Rufus King

Date:  

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of General Rufus King in uniform with epaulettes, with a sword across his left leg.

Photograph

Centennial Old Abe

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Centennial photograph of Old Abe, perched on a stars and stripes shield. The live war eagle was carried during the Civil War, by the 8th Wisconsin Voluntee...

Date: 1865 

Description: Reproduction of a carte-de-visite portrait of Manning Ferguson Force (1824-1899), U.S. Army Commander. Force led the 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Un...

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

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Let Me Alone

Date: 1860 after

Description: A charging elephant tosses Jefferson Davis and a dog into the air. Davis holds a tattered Confederate flag. The elephant is labeled UNCLE SAM, and the dog...

Photograph

Iver Thorkelson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval portrait of Iver Thorkelson, a sergeant in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regi...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A relaxed man sits in a chair reading a paper with his slippers on. He has food and drink on a nearby table. Below the captions reads "One of the C.S.A. ge...

Photograph

Morgan L. Martin

Date: 1891 

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Morgan L. Martin, 3rd Wisconsin Cavalry.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

merciless bullets rang and soldiers were slaughtered as Captain Rufus R. Dawes' 6th Wisconsin Infantry was pinned down by enemy sharpshooters.

Photograph

Newton H. Kingman

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Description: Three-quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Newton H. Kingman, Company I, 13th Wisconsin Infantry, wearing full uniform with sidearm and sword...

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Engraved carte-de-visite portrait of General Ulysses S. Grant and his family.

Photograph

Torger Roethe

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Torger Roethe [as written on portrait backing; also written as Torger Larson on all rosters; also written as Torger Larson R...

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Col. J.L. Geddis and part of 8th Iowa in the 'Hornets Nest.'"

Date: 1864 

Description: General Hood ordered a train full of gunpowder set on fire so that the Union Army couldn't use it, resulting in a series of explosions. Plate 44

Photograph

Union Commanders

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Description: "Generals of our Army, 1861", with Union generals: Lt. General Winfield Scott, Maj. General George B. McClellan, Maj. General John A. Dix, Maj. General Nat...

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Description: Battle flag of the Second Regiment Mississippi Volunteers captured together with much of the regiment by the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers at Gettysburg July...

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing of Battery A, 4th Artillery, U.S.A.

Historical Essay

Dog and Master at Antietam

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The canine companion of Captain Werner Von Bachelle of Company F, 6th Wisconsin Infantry, proved his lasting loyalty on the battlefield

Photograph

Canute R. Matson

Date:  

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Canute R. Matson, Company G, 13th Wisconsin Infantry. In the 1880s he was the sheriff of Cook County, Illinois.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A howling dog tied to a post, empty food dish in front of him. Water in the background with a sailing ship, probably from the blockade. Text above reads, "...

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