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Description: Key to "Repulse of Longstreet's Assault," a painting by James Walker of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Union Civil War soldier examining his wound. The study was created as part of the work of the German panorama painters active in M...

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Description: An artist's representation of the death of Colonel Elmer Ellsworth at the Marshall House, the first casualty of the Civil War. Lieutenant Francis Brownell...

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Description: Three-quarter length oval studio portrait of Christian Knudson Dicken [as written on backing of photograph; also written as Christian Knudson on Descriptiv...

Date: 1869 

Description: Governor Lucius Fairchild of Wisconsin and an unidentified group visiting the still uncompleted national monument at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1869. Fair...

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Description: Carte-de-visite of Captain P.W. Plummer of the 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. A handwritten note on the photograph reads: "Killed in the Wilderness".

Date: 1945-04 ca.

Description: Two medics tend to a wounded soldier laying on a cot at a field hospital at Okinawa.

Photograph

Thomas Emmonson

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of Thomas Emmonson, a private in Company C, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform and wearing a kepi [forage cap] displaying a “...

Photograph

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...

Photograph

Lars Olson Dokken

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of Lars Olson Dokken, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform holding a musket across his chest. The follo...

Photograph

Nazi Bodies

Date: 1939 

Description: Bodies of Germans killed by Poles in Lemberg when the Nazis invaded Poland. American journalist Alvin Steinkopf was one of a number of journalists from neu...

Photograph

Lucius Fairchild

Date: 1863-11 ca.

Description: Photograph of Lucius Fairchild of the 2nd Wisconsin made by Mathew Brady in Washington, D.C. about three months after the Battle of Gettysburg. Severely wo...

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Description: Robert S. Allen, a well-known journalist who lost his arm while serving during World War II, purchases Easter Seals from a handicapped girl. Allen was act...

Date: 1945 

Description: Overhead view of men loading a wounded soldier onto a hospital ship.

Date: 1965 

Description: U.S. soldiers drag the body of a dead Viet Cong soldier on a beach.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Historical Essay

Antietam, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

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

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Description: Monument for Colonel Hans Heg designed by Paul Fjelde in the 1920s.

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Description: A woman is placing a baby in a basket held by a little boy. Behind her, a man lies prone holding another child, while two soldiers walk towards a house in...

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Second Lieutenant Louis Connick smiles for a photograph aboard USS "Samaritan", a hospital ship. He is lying in a bed and holding a cigarette. He is shirtl...

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