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Historical Essay

King, Gen. Rufus (1814-1876)

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Newspaper Editor

Brief biography of Gen. Rufus King, a leader of the famous Iron Brigade and influential newspaper editor.

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Description: Photograph from a newspaper of three officers from Company K of the 5th Wisconsin: Lieutenant Lewis A. Day, Lieutenant Alfred T. Fleetwood, and Captain Sha...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a room filled with portraits and relics from the Civil War. A piano is placed below a window across the room, and the walls are lined with framed...

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Obituary Notice of William H. Upham

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Description: Obituary notice of William H. Upham reported in a Racine, Wisconsin newspaper.

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...

Wisconsin and the Civil War

Use the writing of Marcus "Brick" Pomeroy to examine different opinions on the Civil War

Date: 1863-07-04 

Description: Vicksburg Daily Citizen of July 2, 1864. This copy bears handwritten notes about the surrender of Vicksburg and the acquisition of the paper by Lewi...

Wisconsin and the Civil War: Camp Randall

Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles

Newspaper Article/Clipping

Extra. The Draft!

Date: 1864-09-24 

Description: Page from the Waukesha "Daily Freeman" newspaper listing draftees from Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Menomonee, Muskego, Vernon, Genesse, Summit, Delaf...

Date: 1863-05-23 

Description: Cartoon appearing in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Page 144. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the Copperheads nominally favored th...

Date: 1864-07-02 

Description: First edition of the July 2, 1864 edition of The Daily Citizen as set by James M. Swords.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A composite drawing, including photographic portraits, depicting "Doc" Aubrey, newsboy of the Iron Brigade, delivering papers to the camp where other membe...

Date: 1862-07 

Description: Lieutenant J.N.P. Bird, with newspaper, and Lieutenant Lefler, in front of Lieutenant Bird, with troops of the 7th Wisconsin Company I of the 7th Wisconsin...

Date: 1863-07-04 

Description: Blue and white floral print wallpaper on which the Vicksburg Daily Citizen of July 2, 1863 is printed.

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