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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

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Mexican-American War Officer

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: 1972-03-12 

Description: Display in miniature of the Battle of Gettysburg, which was on exhibit in the Wisconsin State Capitol's Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall.

Photograph

Camp Randall

Date: 2013-09 

Description: The preserved guardhouse on the site of Camp Randall under a protective awning. The guardhouse is made of wood and has metal screening in the small window...

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...

Glimpses of African-American Life in the Midwest, 1865-1934

Read about three generations of a Midwestern African-American family.

Date: 1961-10-28 

Description: The dedication ceremony of the Camp Randall historical marker was part of the halftime entertainment of the Wisconsin versus Ohio State football game. Gove...

Date: 1936 

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch with a gated path.

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: 1872-02-22 before

Description: Menu of the banquet for the second reunion of the First Regiment of Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers. On the cover are ornamented initials and the type is imp...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

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: 1937-09-07 ca.

Description: Group portrait of the members of the Grand Army of the republic at a reunion. The group appears to be posing on the steps of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, Governor's Guard

Read about a very influential Civil War Colonel that served as aide-de-camp to the top commanders of the Iron Brigade. Includes inks to learn more.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

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Description: Old Abe, the eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, perched on a log with the background of a rural Wisconsin valley. There...

Photograph

William H. Harrison

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

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James B. Farnsworth

Date:  date unknown

Description: Studio portrait of James B. Farnsworth, a Major in the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, Company A.

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Edwin D. Henry

Date:  

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Edwin D. Henry, Company B, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry.

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