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A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry struggles to escape from encroaching Confederates

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Gen. W.H.L. Wallace's 2nd Div. Army of the Tenn."

Historical Essay

Antietam, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

This brief article on the famous Civil War battle includes links to battle maps, original documents, related images, and a longer account of the battle.

Photograph

Carl Nelson

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Description: Full-length cabinet card portrait in front of a painted backdrop of Carl Nielson [as written on published Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, Volume 1 and on t...

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Capt. Ramsay carrying orders from Gen. Grant to Sherman."

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Oscar Thompson

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Description: Waist-up oval portrait of Oscar Thompson, a private in Company G, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform and holding a musket across his chest. The following...

Photograph

Ole T. Westby

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Description: Head and shoulders vignetted cabinet card portrait of Ole T. Westby, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtaine...

Photograph

Severt Peterson

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of Severt Peterson [as written on backing of photograph and published roster: Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion (191...

Photograph

Hans A. Lageson

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Description: Three-quarter length cabinet card portrait, in front of a painted backdrop and with a prop fence, of Hans A. Lageson [as written on published of Roster of...

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Gunder E. Hansen

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Description: Head and shoulders oval portrait of Gunder E. Hanson, a private in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regi...

Date: 1962 

Description: U.S. helicopter evacuation of wounded Vietnamese fighter to hospital including treatment by U.S. service medics and corpsmen. A man with a bandaged head i...

Date: 1949-03-20 

Description: The University of Wisconsin honored the dead of four wars with a concert presented by the University Symphony orchestra and chorus that was attended by som...

Date: 1916 ca.

Description: Delegation of war-widow, war-orphans, and maimed war-heroes at the White House, Washington, D.C., appealing to President Wilson for an "embargo on all war...

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Julius Engebretson

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Julius Engebretson, [also written as Julius Ingebretson Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20, published rosters: Wisconsin Volunteer...

Print

David Mckee

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Description: Quarter-length steel engraved portrait of David McKee, a Lieutenant colonel in the 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obtai...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 32nd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Bragg in Oshkosh and mustered into service on September 25, 1862.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Petition to President Abraham Lincoln for the establishment of soldiers homes and hospitals in Wisconsin. The petition is signed by 18 women.

Date: 1944-12-21 

Description: Staff Sergeant Johnnie White celebrating Christmas at Truax Field hospital.

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Charles Solar Olson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval portrait of Charles Solar Olson, a private in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform. The following information was obtained...

Date: 1862-12-17 

Description: Illustration depicting a battle. In the foreground injured soldiers are gathered on and around the porch and yard of a house. In the background are columns...

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