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Historical Essay

Gettysburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

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.

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 woman is placing a baby in a basket held by a little boy. Behind her, a man lies prone holding another child, while two soldiers walk towards a house in...

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

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 1, 1863, Colonel Rufus R. Dawes and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry bravely move forward amid hidden enemy fire and finally capture the rebels

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Andrew Thompson

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Description: Quarter-length vignetted cabinet card portrait of Andrew Thompson [as written on backing of photograph; also written as Andreas Thompson Descriptive Rolls,...

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.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

merciless bullets rang and soldiers were slaughtered as Captain Rufus R. Dawes' 6th Wisconsin Infantry was pinned down by enemy sharpshooters.

Photograph

Knut Iversen Vike

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Portrait of Knut Iversen Vike, Company F, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in his Civil War uniform. The following information is in the published Roster of Wiscon...

Photograph

Iver O. Myhre

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Description: A vignetted quarter-length studio portrait of Iver O. Myhre, a corporal in Company G, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from...

Date: 1862-12-17 

Description: Illustration depicting a battle. In the foreground injured soldiers are gathered on and around the porch and yard of a house. In the background are columns...

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "1st Arkansas confederate. Inf. in the 'Hornets Nest.'"

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the second day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Confederate troops drive the 6th Wisconsin Infantry from the battlefield

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "1st Minn. L.A. and Welkers Bat. in the 'Hornets Nest.'"

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: 1863-01-08 

Description: Letter from John L. Mitchell to his mother describing combat and conditions at Camp Bradley near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Private First Class George Pantaloni in a plaster cast aboard the USS "Samaritan". He is lying in a cot and smiling. Behind him are more cots with other me...

Historical Essay

Dog and Master at Antietam

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

The canine companion of Captain Werner Von Bachelle of Company F, 6th Wisconsin Infantry, proved his lasting loyalty on the battlefield

Date: 1944 

Description: Original caption reads: "Coast guardsmen shuttle landing craft back and forth from the anchorage to the beach of Eniwetok Atoll, bringing in fighters and s...

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