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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 32nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 25, 1862.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lady Liberty stands on a globe of the world. She is wearing a stars and stripes dress and has a sword over her right shoulder. She is pointing forward with...

Photograph

Libby Prison

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the main building, a tenement (loft style) building, at Libby Prison.

Date:  

Description: Exterior view of Libby Prison War Museum.

Historical Essay

Spooner, John Coit 1843-1919

Lawyer and Politician

Biography of John Coit Spooner who was a lawyer and politician, known as a leading Stalwart Republican.

Date: 1860 after

Description: The letters "U.S.", stacked. The tops of the letters are blue with white stars and the bottoms of the letters and the periods are red and white wavy stripe...

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

Date: 1915 ca.

Description: A monument dedicated to the 36th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Companies B, E, F, and G. These companies were part of the Army of the Potomac, who fought a...

Date: 1970-11-22 

Description: A cannon from the Civil War which stands outside the Camp Randall Memorial Building. It is one of several preserved on the grounds.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: A stereograph of the Confederate prison Castle Thunder.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lumberman

Brief biography of Col. Joseph Bailey, the lumberman famous for his creative application of dams during the failed Civil War Red River Campaign of 1864.

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Lady Liberty, holding a Union flag with a liberty cap on the pole is leaning on the California state seal, with a Confederate flag under her foot. The...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Union Civil War soldier firing a cannon. The painting was done by one of a group of German panorama painters active in Milwaukee d...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

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

Date: 1868-12-16 before

Description: Exterior and interior menu listing for an Army Reunion Banquet held at the Chamber of Commerce in Chicago. On the cover is a gold shield with a silver star...

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Description: "Comisary [sic] Steamer — Pittsburgh Landing." Steamboat on river near Shiloh, Tennessee.

Print

Sons of Erin

Date: 1860 before

Description: Portrait of Michael Corcoran. Caption below reads, "SONS OF ERIN!-Let the watchword be CORCORAN! RESCUED IF LIVING, AVENGED IF DEAD!" Black ink on beige en...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cat, labeled "MISSOURI", tasting soup from a steaming kettle over a wood fire. The kettle is labeled "SECESSION SOUP". The cat is wearing a vest, apron a...

Date: 1859 

Description: Typed text on back of photograph: "River Falls Rifle company, River Falls, Wis. Organized 1859, later fought with 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in Civi...

Date: 1863-12-05 

Description: Engraving of the dedication ceremony for the Soldiers' National Cemetery, November 19,1863, that appeared in "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." It was...

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