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Date: 1929 ca.

Description: A Civil War cannon partially covered with snow at Camp Randall.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, 9th Wisconsin Secretary of State, Newspaper Publisher

Thomas S. Allen is best remembered for his leadership of the 5th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.

Date: 1970-04-05 

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

Learn about Wisconsin's contributions to the Civil War effort, including the Iron Brigade and Old Abe, the war eagle.

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

David C. Feeland

Date:  

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant David C. Feeland, Company D, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Date: 1912 after

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch and Civil War cannons. The memorial was built to honor Wisconsin Civil War soldiers and is located on the University of Wisconsi...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Old Abe, the eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry, posed on a cannon with the third Wisconsin State Capitol in the background. From 1864 until his de...

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

In this lesson students will examine the letter of John Cronk to learn more about Camp Randall and the role Wisconsin played in the Civil War

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...

Photograph

Stuffed Old Abe

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: "Old Abe", eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. After his death in 1881 he was stuffed, mounted, and put in the Capitol museum....

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Confederate graves in the Forest Hill Cemetery.

Date:  

Description: The Civil War Room of the Historical Society Museum photographed sometime after 1900 when the society moved from third Wisconsin State Capitol to its new b...

Date: 1907-07-03 ca.

Description: Group portrait of the reunion of survivors of the 11th Wisconsin Veteran Volunteer Infantry and their families.

Drawing

Camp Randall

Date: 1864-05 

Description: Lithograph of Camp Randall, where the majority of Wisconsin's soldiers were trained and mustered into the Union Army. This view, which was taken from Basc...

Photograph

H.B. Coryell

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Private Henry Coryell, Company A, 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, age 19, from Fulton, Illinois.

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Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of James D. Butler, Jr., Company F, 44th Wisconsin Infantry, in his uniform.

Date: 1898 before

Description: "Confederate Rest" in Forest Hill Cemetery where Confederate prisoners of war who died at Camp Randall are buried. In this early photograph, there is a woo...

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