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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry struggles to escape from encroaching Confederates

Historical Essay

Antietam, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

This brief article on the famous Civil War battle includes links to battle maps, original documents, related images, and a longer account of the battle.

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John Johnson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval portrait of John Johnson, a private in Company D, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regiment...

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German Graves

Date: 1940-10 

Description: Graves of German soldiers buried near Warsaw.

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Andrew L. Fosse

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Andrew L. Fosse, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obta...

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John Johnson

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of John Johnson, a private in Company D, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regimental an...

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Petition to President Abraham Lincoln for the establishment of soldiers homes and hospitals in Wisconsin. The petition is signed by 18 women.

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Capt. Ramsay carrying orders from Gen. Grant to Sherman."

Date: 1944 

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Ellen G. Ainsworth, published in the Milwaukee Sentinel. She was an Army nurse killed in action on February 16th, 194...

Date: 1949-03-20 

Description: The University of Wisconsin honored the dead of four wars with a concert presented by the University Symphony orchestra and chorus that was attended by som...

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...

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Torger Larson

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Description: Full-length cabinet card portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Torger Larson, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform holding a mus...

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Oscar Thompson

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Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Oscar Thompson, a private in Company G, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform and holding a musket across his chest. The following...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 3rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Hamilton, in Fond Du Lac and mustered into service on June 19, 1861.

Date: 1945-10-01 

Description: Private First Class William Fenton, wounded in Iwo Jima, laughs after being returned to the United States, to St. Albans Naval Hospital. He is lying down i...

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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...

Date: 1945-02 

Description: Wounded men lay in a foxhole in Iwo Jima waiting to be moved to another location.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, on a plane with wounded soldiers. Jensen is wearing a jumpsuit. There are stretchers attached to the sides of the plane with wou...

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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...

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Wounded Marine

Date: 1945-02 

Description: Corporal William (Bill) Fenton lays badly wounded, waiting for medical treatment. There is a note on his shirt that reads "urgent". Fenton survived the inj...

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