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Cemetery

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of monuments in a cemetery that stand on the ground of a once bloody battlefield. The monument of the left commemorates New York's 49th Infantry, a...

Historical Essay

Schurz, Carl (1829-1906)

Wisconsin Civil War Soldier, U. S. Senator, German-Language Newpaper Editor

Read about Carl Schurz, the German immigrant and political reformer who helped elect President Lincoln, fought in the Civil War, served as a U.S. Senator.

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Rufus R. Dawes

Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders studio portrait of Rufus R. Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Volunteers.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 4, 1863, Mary Gates writes to her fiancé, Colonel Rufus Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, as he turns 25 years old during Battle of Gettysburg

Date: 1993-09 

Description: Civil War re-enactors in costume at Greenbush.

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Gettysburg Cemetery

Date: 1863-07 

Description: Stereograph of the Evergreen Cemetery, a private cemetery in Gettysburg opened in 1855. Because of its location on Cemetery Hill, the highest point in the...

Date: 1862-08-22 

Description: A call to arms issued by Confederate colonel John H. Morgan, asserting that the Confederacy is winning the war. He mentions George B. McClellan, Thomas J....

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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John B. Callis

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite of a three-quarter length portrait of John B. Callis in uniform with a sword on his left side.

Date: 1961 

Description: A Confederate Rest at the Forest Hill cemetery, showing the graves of Confederate soldiers who died at Camp Randall as prisoners of war in 1862. The men w...

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George H. Preble

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Captain George Henry Preble. Starting in 1861 Preble commanded the gunboat Katahdin, serving with Rear Admiral...

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Nathan B. Forrest

Date:  

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. At the start of the war Forrest enlisted as a private but was quickly pro...

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Civil War Monument

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a Civil War Monument on Cape Cod Canal, erected by the town of Bourne in 1914. The text reads, "In memory of the soldiers and sailors who served i...

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Samuel W. Smith

Date: 1862 

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of 1st Lieutenant Samuel W. Smith (from Mineral Point), Company E, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1866 

Description: The interior of Fort Sumter showing the battlements. Plate 57

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G.A.R. Encampment

Date: 1922-06 ca.

Description: Outdoor group portrait of Union veterans standing on the steps in front of a building, June 12-14.

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George F. Pond

Date:  

Description: Seated portrait of George F. Pond wearing a long coat with a pistol in the pocket and knee-length boots.

Date: 1993-09 

Description: Civil war re-enactors in costume armed with bayonets.

Date: 1866 

Description: Bennett in uniform, showing his crippled right hand, taken when he was 23-years-old after he was ministered out of the Army. The hand wound was caused by...

Date: 1863-07 

Description: Stereograph of three Confederate soldiers captured during the Battle of Gettysburg. This photograph was taken by Mathew Brady a few days after the battle....

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