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Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a wounded Union Civil War soldier partially reclining on the ground created by one of the German panorama painters active in Milwauke...

Photograph

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 “...

Date: 1945-10-01 

Description: Private First Class George Bebbington, who was wounded in Iwo Jima, rests at the St. Albans Naval Hospital in the United States. He is smiling and relaxing...

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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: 1990 

Description: Norwegian-born Colonel Hans Christian Heg of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry was mortally wounded at Chickamauga on 19 September 1863 and died the next day. Th...

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Funeral, Vinh Quoi

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Funeral services in Vinh Quoi, Vietnam for casualties of a Viet Cong attack. Two bodies are lying covered with woven mats on top of white pallets. There ar...

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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Description: An engraving after the painting by James Walker of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Photograph

Cemetery at Buna

Date: 1943-09-10 

Description: Crosses in the cemetery at Buna. Buildings and tents are in the background among trees. The American Forces lost 798 soldiers, and the Australians lost 2,7...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Martha Pratt, assistant field director at the Red Cross hospital in Saipan, participates in conversational therapy with a soldier wounded in Iwo Jima. Prat...

Photograph

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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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...

Photograph

John Johnson

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Description: Three-quarter length oval studio portrait of John Johnson, a private in Company D, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform. The following information was obtain...

Date: 1945-07-06 

Description: Capt. (Dr.) Gunnar Quisling is shown with a device (a surgical caliper or sliding square) he perfected for rapid detection of foreign bodies in wounded sol...

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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Description: Key to "Repulse of Longstreet's Assault," a painting by James Walker of the Battle of Gettysburg.

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.

Date: 1971-11 ca.

Description: Poster recruiting University students to travel to Washington, D.C., to protest the Vietnamese Conflict. Features an image of a Vietnamese boy, repeated fi...

Photograph

Carrying Corpses

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Aftermath of a Viet Cong attack on the village of Vinh Quoi. Children watch as a group of men begin to pick up corpses wrapped in sheets on woven mats.

Date: 1946 ca.

Description: Colonel Robert S. Allen, a well-known journalist before World War II, lost his arm while on active duty in Europe. He is seated here with Dr Anton Dvorak,...

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