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Photograph

Fort Jay

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of artillery and guns at Fort Jay, built in 1794 to defend Upper New York Bay. A New York cityscape can be seen across the bay. Published by Chas...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A "crest" of Major General George McClellan. He appears on a blue oval with white stars. An eagle with flags, bayonets, cannons, cannonballs and a drum app...

Date:  

Description: A lithograph titled "Charge of the 15th Wisconsin Regiment at Chickamauga; death of Colonel Heg", showing the death of Hans Christian Heg.

Photograph

Camp Doniphan

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: A group of soldiers on horseback executing field artillery maneuvers at Camp Doniphan, activated for artillery training during World War I. The man leadin...

Date:  

Description: Marginal sketch of two artillery pieces from original letters written by Private Edmund F. Bennett of Newport, Wisconsin, Company E, 12th Wisconsin Volunte...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An intricate design. A blue line frames a background of red horizontal stripes. Inside an ornate border, two figures stand on the left and right. The left...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Valentine's Day card with a girl wearing a red uniform and sword, standing on the roof of a fort. A boy in a tan uniform and sword, is looking at her throu...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 12th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War at Corinth, Vicksburg, Savannah, Iuka, Port Gibson, Raymond and Bentonville.

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: Portion of Wheelers Battery Gett...

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: Pike Leading from Cemetery Hill,...

Date: 1861 

Description: A large dog, (Winfield Scott), and a smaller dog (Jefferson Davis) discussing a piece of meat, (Washington D.C.). Appears to be a comment on the insignific...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers producing artillery shells at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. The shel...

Date: 1917 

Description: Honor roll for the members of Company K, 345th Infantry. Includes a bald eagle flanked by flags, and reproductions of postcard images. These are titled "Re...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Poster depicting a boy operating a plow, in silhouette. In the background, soldiers are operating an artillery piece among the rubble of a city. Poster tex...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard with representative images in the letters of "Camp McCoy" — tents, artillery, barracks and soldiers.

Classroom Material

Issues of the Wartime Economy

Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Painting

Camp Randall

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Photograph of a watercolor of a view of Camp Randall, from the northeast. Scene set on rolling hills, shows tents, buildings, horses and military members i...

Date: 1943-12-31 

Description: Elevated view of the loaded deck of a LST (Landing Ship, Tank) on the way from Goodenough Island to Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). On t...

Date: 1943 

Description: Side view of six women sitting on a torpedo placed on a rolling cart at an International Harvester factory. Another woman woman stands to the side with her...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Two Canadian soldiers pose in front of a piece of artillery that is underneath a shelter constructed out of timbers. The shelter is also reinforced with th...

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