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Civil War Monument

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: A view of a The Soldiers' Monument, erected on November 1, 1865 by Dan Rice, a famous circus man. The memorial is said to be the first built honoring the...

Manuscript

Remember Ellsworth!

Date: 1861 

Description: Letterhead illustration of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, the first casualty of the Civil War, under the caption "Remember Ellsworth!" Colonel Ellsworth was kill...

Date: 1862-03-15 ca.

Description: Engraved Illustration for the story titled: "The Fight at Fort Donelson". The illustration shows the Second Iowa Volunteers regiment attacking Confederate...

Date: 1885 

Description: Chromolithograph advertising poster produced for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing a McCormick binder stored in a shed in the middle of the...

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Description: Preliminary sketch for "Fort Pillow upon the Eve of the Evacuation by the Rebels".

Historical Essay

Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

Photograph

Herman P. Schuyler

Date:  

Description: Three-quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of 2nd Lieutenant Herman P. Schuyler, Company A, 1st Wisconsin Infantry, in front of a painted backdrop.

Book or Pamphlet

The Gun Boat Fleet

Date: 1862-04-05 ca.

Description: Engraved illustration for the story titled: "The Fight at Island No. 10". The view from the deck of a boat looks out at the approaching gun boats coming do...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a monument to Mother Bickerdyke (1817-1901), an army nurse. The memorial, erected in 1904, features Mary Ann Bickerdyke kneeling beside a soldier,...

Photograph

Andreas Pederson

Date:  

Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Andreas Pederson [as written on the photograph backing; also written as Anders Pederson on Descriptive Rolls, Vo...

Date: 1866 

Description: A dirt road passes through the battlefield, with fortifications on the sides. It is a lightly forested area. A horse and buggy are among some trees in the...

Photograph

George F. Pond

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Description: Seated portrait of George F. Pond wearing a long coat with a pistol in the pocket and knee-length boots.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 50th Wisconsin Infantry was recruited and organized at the very end of the war under the supervision of Colonel John G. Clark, of Grant County.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate flag with the words "The Pirate Flag" and 8 stars in the blue section, and "Jeff. Davis" and "A.H. Stephens" on the red bars. Cream envelope wi...

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Description: A group of people at the headquarters tent of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Seated (left to right) are officers Lucius Fairchild, Colonel Edwin O'Connor, an...

Photograph

Andrew Clement

Date:  

Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Andrew Clement, a first lieutenant in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obtai...

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Description: "The Evacuation of Richmond Virginia. By the Government of the Southern Confederacy on the Night of April 2nd 1865." Before evacuating, the Confederates se...

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Politician, 6th Wisconsin Governor, Presidential Cabinet Member

Brief biography of lawyer, judge and politician Alexander W. Randall, who served as the sixth Governor of Wisconsin from 1858 until 1861.

Photograph

Savanah, GA No. 2

Date: 1866 

Description: Elevated view over storefronts and the river. Plate 50

Date: 1866 

Description: Farmhouse with a large chimney and front porch. A group of people are sitting on the porch. The house was used as a hospital several times during the battl...

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