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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Prairie Grove, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War battle that took place in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. This article includes links to related documents.

Date: 1941-12-07 

Description: Sailors clear the stern of the battleship USS West Virginia in berth F-6 at Pearl Harbor, most likely after it was hit by at least a few of the 7 to...

Photograph

John N. Brown

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Description: Quarter-length portrait of John N. Brown, a second lieutenant in companies G and E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obta...

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Thomas Emmonson

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of Thomas Emmonson, a private in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform and wearing a kepi [forage cap] displaying a “...

Historical Essay

Stones River, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the bloodiest major battle during the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

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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.'"

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Ellend Erickson

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Description: Waist-up seated studio portrait of Ellend Erickson, a first lieutenant in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obt...

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Lt. Nils J. Gilbert

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Description: Full-length portrait of Nils J. Gilbert, a first lieutenant in Company A, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regiment...

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William Burgeson

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of William Burgeson, a private in Company E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform with musket across lap. The following informa...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Photograph

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Waist-up portrait of Lucius Fairchild during his tenure as Secretary of State of Wisconsin. Fairchild's arm was amputated after he was injured at the Battl...

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Description: Marine Roy Elgin Jones lays wounded on the deck of the USS "Samaritan" in Iwo Jima. A medic sits next to him filling out a card on a clipboard.

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Gen. Grant giving orders to Gen. McPherson."

Photograph

Ole Black

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Description: Waist-up seated oval studio portrait of Ole Back, a sergeant in Company A, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obtained from...

Historical Essay

Spotsylvania, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to primary sources and battle maps.

Photograph

Samuel C. Johnson

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Description: Waist-up seated portrait of Samuel C. Johnson, a corporal in C Company, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform with corporal chevrons on the sleeves. The foll...

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Funeral, Vinh Quoi

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Women and children crouch around bodies laid out for funerals covered with woven mats. The deceased were killed during a Viet Cong raid of Vinh Quoi, Vietn...

Photograph

Edwin Hadley

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of Edwin Hadley, a corporal in Company E, 15th Wisconsin, in uniform. The following information was obtained from the Regimen...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, with Private first class George Berier. Berier's head is wrapped in gauze, and he is preparing to take medicine. Jensen is weari...

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