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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.

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Description: Photograph of a painting of "Old Abe" by L.A. Dow, 1905. The original painting is in the War Museum, Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin. Old...

Print

Camp Randall

Date: 1862 

Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...

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: 1954-04-23 

Description: Scouts from Nichols School prepare the flag for the Explorer Court of Awards that preceded the Boy Scout Explorer Ball held at the Army Reserve armory. The...

Civil War Philanthropist, Wisconsin First Lady, Nurse, and Teacher

A brief biography of Wisconsin’s Florence Nightingale, Cordelia Harvey who was a strong voice for innovatring Civil War Military hospitals.

Date: 1917-09-07 ca.

Description: Reunion of the Grand Army of the Republic at Camp Randall, members of the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (the mostly Scandinavian unit commanded by Colo...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

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

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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,...

Date: 1980 

Description: Confederate Graves at Forest Hill Cemetery. Each headstone has a Confederate flag stuck in the earth next to it.

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Description: Old Abe souvenir carte-de-visite sold by J.O. Barrett during the United States centennial, 1876. Old Abe is on a bird perch, facing forward, with his h...

Date: 1990 

Description: Norwegian-born Colonel Hans Christian Heg of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry was mortally wounded at Chickamauga on 19 September 1863 and died the next day. Th...

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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,...

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...

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

Photograph

Old Abe Sculpture

Date: 1976-09-26 

Description: A stone sculpture of the eagle Old Abe, mascot of the Civil War Eighth Wisconsin Infantry. The stylized sculpture of an eagle features "Old Abe" carved in...

Photograph

Daniel J. Dill

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Colonel Daniel J. Dill, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1970-01-18 

Description: Exterior view of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Memorial Hall, 118 Monona Avenue, (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as of January 19, 1987). The bui...

Photograph

William H. Howes

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

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...

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