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Photograph

Jerome A. Watrous

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Description: Jerome A. Watrous in uniform, wearing medals for his military service during the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

Painting

Civil War Cannon

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War cannon with a soldier in the background and the sketched outline of another soldier in firing position. Although unsigne...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a dead or wounded Civil War soldier created as a preliminary study by one of the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s....

Date: 1865-06-28 ca.

Description: The Great Fair held at Milwaukee for the benefit of the Wisconsin Soldiers Home. The 130x130 foot building was constructed especially for the ten-day fair....

Photograph

Milton House Inn

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Joseph Goodrich and turned into an...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Confederate holding a wagon wheel, created as part of a painting by the Milwaukee panorama painters active during the 1889s. Altho...

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Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Major General George B. McClellan standing, with his wife, Ellen Mary Marcy, seated.

Date: 1861-07-21 

Description: Depiction of the battlefield. Engraved by J.C. McRae and drawn by W. Momberger.

Date: 1861-01-22 

Description: "Republic of Georgia. Ordinance of Secession , passed Jan'ry 19, 1861. With the names of the signers. Decorative broadside.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Text of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln. Includes a portrait of Abraham Lincoln.

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Description: Engraved vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Joseph Goodrich and turned into an...

Date: 1866 

Description: A rocky ridge with bushes and scrub atop Mission Ridge is in the foreground. Orchard Knob is in the distance. The valley where the fighting took place is i...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A drawing of a prayer meeting at General Stonewall Jackson's camp, from Confederate War Etchings by A. Volck.

Photograph

Milton House

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Joseph Goodrich and turned into an...

Photograph

John T. Anderson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of John T. Anderson, a corporal in Company A, 15th Wisconsin infantry. The following information was obtained from...

Date: 1861-04-21 

Description: "Warning to Traitors." A threatening handbill warning against treasonable and dangerous utterances, signed by the "Vigilance Committee."

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of an elderly Ho-Chunk man posed sitting and wearing a suit jacket, vest with watch fob, trousers, and a hat with a United States army insi...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn about the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, which served in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 and lost 312 men.

Historical Essay

Camp Life During Quiet Times

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On June 10, 1863, Captain Rufus R. Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry describes a typical day in camp to his fianceƩ.
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