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Lansing Wilcox

Date: 1948-05-29 

Description: Lansing Wilcox, 102-years of age, the last surviving Wisconsin veteran of the Grand Army of the Republic, is seated in a crowd of people attending a Wiscon...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Standing portrait of Edward M. Bartlett, lieutenant colonel of the 30th Wisconsin, taken during the regiment's assignment at Camp Randall, 1862-1864.

Historical Essay

Old Abe, the War Eagle

Civil War Mascot, 8th Wisconsin Infantry

Read about the war eagle who served as the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. This article contains links to original documents, images, and accounts.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Photograph

Centennial Old Abe

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: Centennial photograph of Old Abe, perched on a stars and stripes shield. The live war eagle was carried during the Civil War, by the 8th Wisconsin Voluntee...

Photograph

Young Old Abe

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of Old Abe, the Wisconsin war eagle on a perch. The adolescent bird still has partially brown head feathers. The card appears to have a s...

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...

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....

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Shaded drawings with size dimensions for plans of "Tents used in Civil War. U.S. Army Regulation Tents."
Upper left, "18. ft diam, Gilbert Anderson Hub...

Date: 1970-04-05 

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

Date:  

Description: A Civil War guard house at Camp Randall, still standing as of 1962.

Historical Essay

Spooner, John Coit 1843-1919

Lawyer and Politician

Biography of John Coit Spooner who was a lawyer and politician, known as a leading Stalwart Republican.

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.

Date: 1900 

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

Photograph

William H. Harrison

Date:  

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

Photograph

Eagle Regiment Car

Date:  date unknown

Description: Dr. James A Jackson, Sr., who was a hospital steward for the 8th Wisconsin Regiment during the Civil War, riding in an open car during a GAR parade in Madi...

Photograph

H.B. Coryell

Date:  

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

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:  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,...

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