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Description: Picture from the beginning of Highlander Folk School, in front of main office before addition was added. From left to right: Delmus Horton (brother of Myl...

Historical Essay

Gettysburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

Photograph

Wounded Marine

Date: 1945-02 

Description: Corporal William (Bill) Fenton lays badly wounded, waiting for medical treatment. There is a note on his shirt that reads "urgent". Fenton survived the inj...

Historical Essay

Prairie Grove, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War battle that took place in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. This article includes links to related documents.

Photograph

Ole A. Lee

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Description: A seated studio portrait of Ole A. Lee, a private in Company D, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform, holding a musket across his chest. The following info...

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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...

Historical Essay

Stones River, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in the bloodiest major battle during the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Sgt. Vincent Brencick, USMC, IV Division, commander and sole survivor of the crew of the General Sherman tank Capetown, set afire by a mine. Sgt. Br...

Date: 1952-05-30 

Description: Two members of the Oregon Veterans of Foreign Wars drill team and some of the crowd gathered at Forest Hill Cemetery during services to dedicate a marble m...

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Description: A stereograph view of a cyclorama of the Battle of Shiloh. Caption on stereograph reads, "Gen. Grant giving order to Gen. McPherson."

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 1, 1863, Colonel Rufus R. Dawes and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry bravely move forward amid hidden enemy fire and finally capture the rebels

Date: 1945-02-01 

Description: Axel Olson with his sons Earl and Richard inspecting the Congressional Medal of Honor awarded posthumously to son and brother Sgt. Truman O. Olson. Truman...

Historical Essay

Spotsylvania, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's involvement in one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to primary sources and battle maps.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

merciless bullets rang and soldiers were slaughtered as Captain Rufus R. Dawes' 6th Wisconsin Infantry was pinned down by enemy sharpshooters.

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Description: An engraving after the painting by James Walker of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Date: 1945-03 

Description: At Iwo Jima Airfield #1 Gwen Jensen, a flight nurse, talks with wounded Marines who are about to be evacuated by airplane. Mount Surabachi, from which the...

Photograph

Funeral, Vinh Quoi

Date: 1962-06 

Description: Funeral services in the village of Vinh Quoi, Vietnam for casualties of a Viet Cong attack. Two of the deceased are covered with woven mats and lying on wh...

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Indoor group portrait of wounded soldiers in the hospital ward, some of which have been wounded. Others soldiers are in uniform and are presumably uninjure...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On the second day at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, Confederate troops drive the 6th Wisconsin Infantry from the battlefield

Date: 1949-09-22 

Description: Dedication of a drinking fountain at Central High School as a memorial to Pfc. James Hammond, son of Howard and Regina Hammond, 114 North Bassett Street. H...

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