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Photograph

Plough Inn

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: An exterior view of the Plough Inn, located at 3402 Monroe Street. Built in 1853 and added onto in 1858. The home was originally built for German immigrant...

Date: 1912 

Description: The Civil War eagle Old Abe became the trademark of the J.I. Case Company, manufacturers of steam tractors and other farm machinery. This tractor is at wor...

Photograph

Napoleon B. Greer

Date:  

Description: Quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of Napoleon B. Greer (lived in West Eau Claire), Company I, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

Photograph

Plough Inn

Date: 1965 ca.

Description: Plough Inn, 3402 Monroe Street. Built in 1853 and added onto in 1858. The home was originally built for German immigrants Frederick and Amelia Puanack, and...

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Carte-de-visite Centennial portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, by J.M. Fowler, sold by J.O. Barrett in Philadelphia, Pennsyl...

Historical Essay

The Civil War Home Front

Discover how the Civil War affected life on the home front and the role of women in supporting the war effort.

Photograph

William H. Howes

Date:  

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant William H. Howes, Company H, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Photograph

Charles Solar Olson

Date:  

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Charles Solar Olson, in uniform, and a woman. He was a private in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following...

Date: 1912 after

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch and Civil War cannons honor the Wisconsin Civil War soldiers on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The memorial was na...

Date:  

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, photographed for the "Old Abe Museum of Ornithology"...

Photograph

Thomas Priestly

Date:  

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Thomas Priestly, Company B, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Soldiers in formation at Camp Randall during winter. The season [there appears to be snow on the ground] and the tents indicate that this image was made in...

Date: 1936 

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch with a gated path.

Date: 1970-04-05 

Description: The stockade from the Civil War era that still remains on the grounds of Camp Randall.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Major Charles Hamilton, in a detail from the roster of Company D, Seventh Wisconsin Infantry Regiment known as the Stoughton...

Date: 1865-05-23 

Description: Chromolithograph portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of Company C, 8th Wisconsin Regiment (the Eau Claire Eagles). Old Abe is perched on a cannon with his...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg, by Paul Fjelde, at the King Street approach to the Wisconsin State Capitol. Commander of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry,...

Photograph

William H. Harrison

Date:  

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of William H. Harrison, Assistant Surgeon, F & S, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry.

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