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Drawing

Gunboat "Essex"

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Description: The "Essex" (New Era) transformed into a gunboat, at anchor. Next to it is a smaller boat.

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Description: Drawing of a soldier holding a cup, standing next to his bunk at Fort Holt. Civil War firearms are in the closet on the right. Another man is in the backgr...

Date: 1862-10-03 

Description: "General Rosecranz and staff huredly [sic] erecting earthworks during the Battle at Corinth. The enemy driving in our lines." Men are on horses on a...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Photograph

Jefferson Davis

Date:  date unknown

Description: Seated portrait of Jefferson Davis with his arms crossed, taken in fatigue uniform. He is wearing a hat, tie, overcoat (duster), and boots.

Date:  date unknown

Description: A poster with a list of names of Civil War soldiers arranged by military unit.

Date: 1862-02-15 

Description: "The 2nd and 7th Iowa and the 52nd Indiana headed by General Smith storming up the rebel works at Fort Donelson causing its surrender to General Grant the...

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Description: Portrait engraving of Major General Robert E. Lee of the Confederate Army.

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Description: General Edwin Vose Sumner and his staff officers: (from left to right) Capt. A.H. Cushing; Capt. L. Kipp; Major Clark; Lt. Col. Joseph Taylor; Major Genera...

Date: 1861 

Description: A hand-drawn poster, produced by S.W. Martin's Writing Academy of Madison, listing the officers and men of the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry,...

Civil War Envelopes

View the culture and politics of a country at war with itself through envelopes produced by publishers and printers.

Postcard

Fort Sumter

Date: 1915 

Description: Color postcard of view across water of Fort Sumter.

Date: 1865-07-14 

Description: The second page of a letter written by E.G. Ayer of Harvard, Illinois, to Wisconsin Governor James T. Lewis, in gratitude for the governor's thanks for car...

Historical Essay

Arkansas Post, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that gave Union forces control of the Mississippi River.

Date: 1862-06-06 

Description: "Colonel Ellet's Rams approaching the city of Memphis, Tennessee, to demand its surrender." Sketch of a cityscape in the background, the river with numero...

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Description: Multiple sketches — a man and a woman leaning on a table; close-ups of the woman; trees along a river.

Photograph

William H. Howes

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Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant William H. Howes, Company H, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Confederate President Jefferson Davis with his nose caught in a bear trap (Washington) while holding a confederate/pirate flag. Caption reads, "Jeff though...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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