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Historical Essay

Old Abe and the Iron Brigade

Wisconsin in the Civil War

Discover how a pet eagle named Old Abe helped Wisconsin serve the Union in the Civil War

Date: 1945-06-07 

Description: Group portrait of Red Cross sponsored group, "Parlor Tricks", who entertain convalescent patients in the Army Air Force's regional hosptial at Truax Field....

Date: 1944-12-21 

Description: Staff Sergeant Johnnie White celebrating Christmas at Truax Field hospital.

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...

Date: 1971-01-21 ca.

Description: Poster advertising an Anti-U.S. Military Ball, held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Memorial Union. Features a woman with a gun slung over her sho...

Date: 1971-09 

Description: Poster calling for University of Wisconsin students to visit Washington, D.C., in the fall of 1971 as part of a civil disobedience demonstration. Features...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 12th Wisconsin Infantry was organized between October 18 and December 13, 1861, at Camp Randall in Madison.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 49th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison between December 24, 1864, and March 5, 1865.

Date: 1971-11 ca.

Description: Poster recruiting University students to travel to Washington, D.C., to protest the Vietnamese Conflict. Features an image of a Vietnamese boy, repeated fi...

Photograph

Torger Larson

Date:  

Description: Full-length cabinet card portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Torger Larson, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform holding a mus...

Date: 1945-02-01 

Description: Axel Olson, father of Sgt. Truman O. Olson, deceased, receiving the Congressional Medal of Honor from Col. W. Lutz Krigbaum on behalf of his son, who was k...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, and mustered into service on June 11, 1861.

Date: 1945-07-06 

Description: Capt. (Dr.) Gunnar Quisling is shown with a device (a surgical caliper or sliding square) he perfected for rapid detection of foreign bodies in wounded sol...

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Burial plot at Forest Hill Cemetery, where 140 Confederate prisoners of war were interred after perishing at Camp Randall military prison during the spring...

Date: 1951-10-09 

Description: The Distinguished Service Cross for heroism was given posthumously to Capt. Robert Walker, Lancaster, who was killed as the result of heroic action near Sa...

Date: 1972-11 

Description: Vietnam anti-war poster proclaiming that the human cost of the war has been six million people under Nixon's term as President. Features a picture of Presi...

Date: 1972-04-23 

Description: Plot in the Forest Hill Cemetery at 1 Speedway Road in which 105 Confederate soldiers are buried. They died while confined in Madison's Camp Randall during...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 8th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison, mustered into service September 13, 1861, and left for St. Louis on October 12, 1861.

Date: 1949-09-22 

Description: Dedication of a drinking fountain at Central High School as a memorial to Pfc. James Hammond, son of Howard and Regina Hammond, 114 North Bassett Street. H...

Date: 1950 

Description: A monument to dead Confederate soldiers and Mrs. Alice W. Waterman at the entrance to "Confederate Rest" in the Forest Hill Cemetery. This monument was er...

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