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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: 1949-03-20 

Description: The University of Wisconsin honored the dead of four wars with a concert presented by the University Symphony orchestra and chorus that was attended by som...

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Description: Application to admit a child to the Soldiers' Orphans' Home, at Madison, Wisconsin, who had lost their father in the Civil War.

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...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 20th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 23, 1862.

Date: 1945-02-01 

Description: Axel Olson with his sons Earl and Richard inspecting the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to son and brother Sgt. Truman O. Olson. Truman...

Photograph

Memorial Day

Date: 1961-05-30 

Description: World War I veteran Edward J. Starr watches the Memorial Day service at the State Capitol while holding a small American flag. He is from a Menominee India...

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....

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 34th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on December, 1862.

Photograph

Jacob Learn

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up ferrotype/tintype portrait of Jacob Learn, a Private in the Wisconsin 29th infantry, Company K. He enlisted in August 1862 and died on August 19th...

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...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 42nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on September 7, 1864.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 52nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison in April 1865, at the very end of the war.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 45th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison on November 8, 1864.

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...

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: 1945-07-27 

Description: Funeral wreath with photograph in center of Lieut. William T. Gleason, at Lieut. Gleason's funeral service held on July 27, 1945, at St. Bernard's Church....

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: 1952-05-30 

Description: Two members of the Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars drill team and some of the crowd gathered at Forest Hill Cemetery during services to dedicate a marble m...

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...

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