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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.

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...

Photograph

Edwin D. Henry

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

Date: 1961 

Description: A Confederate Rest at the Forest Hill Cemetery, with graves of Confederate soldiers who died as prisoners of war in Madison, Wisconsin, in 1862.

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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"...

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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...

Wisconsin and the Civil War: Camp Randall

Use the letters of Civil War solders to take a closer look at Camp Randall and Wisconsin's role in the Civil War

Photograph

George W. Honey

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Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of George W. Honey, Chaplain, F & S, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry.

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...

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

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.

Date: 1970-11-22 

Description: A cannon from the Civil War which stands outside the Camp Randall Memorial Building. It is one of several preserved on the grounds.

Date: 1936 

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch with a gated path.

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...

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...

Photograph

Hans Heg Statue

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: The statue of Colonel Hans Christian Heg (1829-1863), commander of the 15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the Civil War, as it stands in front o...

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 25th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1862-1865 and lost 460 men during service.

Date: 1950 ca.

Description: Burial plot at Forest Hill Cemetery, where 140 Confederate prisoners of war were interred after perishing at Camp Randall military prison during the spring...

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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