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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...

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...

Photograph

Edwin J. Farr

Date:  

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Dr. Edwin J. Farr, Assistant Surgeon, F & S, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

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.

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...

Photograph

Louis Rolfson

Date: 1926-10-17 ca.

Description: Quarter-length portrait of Louis Rolfson, a private in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regimental and D...

Photograph

Edwin D. Henry

Date:  

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

Date: 1861 

Description: A hand-drawn poster, produced by S.W. Martin's Writing Academy of Madison, listing the officers and men of the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry,...

Date:  

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...

Date: 1980 

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

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.

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.

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.

Photograph

Jacob Learn

Date:  

Description: Tintype waist-up portrait of Jacob Learn, a Private in the Wisconsin 29th infantry, Company K. He enlisted in August 1862 and died on August 19th 1862 of d...

Date: 1912 

Description: The Civil War eagle Old Abe became the trademark of the J.I. Case Company, manufacturers of steam tractors and other farm machinery. This tractor is at wor...

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...

Date: 1862 

Description: Poster calling for volunteers for the Civil War, claiming "Highest Bounty And Pay!".

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Politician, Manufacturer

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...

Photograph

George W. Honey

Date:  

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

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