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Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions

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Erik Larsen

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Waist-up seated studio portrait of Erick Larsen [as written on Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 “Red Books” and in the Roster of Wisconsin Volun...

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Description: Vignetted waist-up studio portrait of John Johnson, a private in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform holding his musket across his chest. The fo...

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Hans Hanson

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Description: Vignetted, quarter-length cabinet card portrait of Hans Hanson, a corporal in Company G, Wisconsin 15th Infantry. The following information was obtained fr...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Read how Colonel Louis Crane of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry shared his feelings with his brother, James, on the day before the battle of Cedar Mountain

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Hans A. Lageson

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Description: Three-quarter length cabinet card portrait, in front of a painted backdrop and with a prop fence, of Hans A. Lageson [as written on published of Roster of...

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John Johnson (Thoe)

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of John Johnson, a private in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform holding his musket across his chest. The followi...

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: Death of Confederate General Arm...

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Description: Monument for Colonel Hans Heg designed by Paul Fjelde in the 1920s.

Date: 1945-03-03 

Description: Soldier helping a woman use a Handie Talkie at the Ray-O-Vac & RMR promotional exhibit set up at the Capitol Theatre. "This battery is the heart of the...

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Jefferson Coates

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Francis Jefferson Coates of the 7th Wisconsin who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery at the Battle of Gettysburg. Sergeant Coates was so severely wounde...

Date: 1972-11 

Description: Vietnam anti-war poster proclaiming that the human cost of the war has been six million people under Nixon's term as President. Features a picture of Presi...

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Hans Christian Heg

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Description: Vignetted, head and shoulders cabinet card portrait of Hans Christian Heg, a colonel in the Wisconsin 15th Infantry. The following information was obtained...

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Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1863-11 ca.

Description: Photograph of Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin made by Mathew Brady in Washington, D.C. about three months after the Battle of Gettysburg. Severely wo...

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Ole E. Troan

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Description: Quarter-length oval studio portrait of Ole E. Troan [as written on the photograph backing, Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 ("Blue Books") and published roster...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Date: 1949-09-22 

Description: Dedication of a drinking fountain at Central High School as a memorial to Pfc. James Hammond, son of Howard and Regina Hammond, 114 North Bassett Street. H...

Date: 1945-03 

Description: Medical facilities, Iwo Jima plus nine. This image is one of many taken by Milwaukee photographer Dickey Chapelle in the aftermath of the landing at Iwo J...

Date: 1972-04-23 

Description: Plot in the Forest Hill Cemetery at 1 Speedway Road in which 105 Confederate soldiers are buried. They died while confined in Madison's Camp Randall during...

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