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Historical Object

Old Abe's Feather

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Description: A feather, likely from Old Abe. It was found among unsorted material in an envelope marked "Old Abe's feather for Helen". There is no information on who...

Date: 1866 

Description: A dirt road passes through the battlefield, with fortifications on the sides. It is a lightly forested area. A horse and buggy are among some trees in the...

Date: 1869 

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

Photograph

Old Abe on Perch

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Description: A wood engraving of Old Abe, Civil War eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.

Date: 1866 

Description: View towards the Allatoona Pass from behind earthworks overlooking the Etawah River. A railroad bridge crosses the river on the right. Plate 24

Date: 1935 ca.

Description: The Milton House was supposedly a part of the Underground Railroad during the Civil War. The house was built in 1845 by Joseph Goodrich and turned into an...

Date: 1859 

Description: Typed text on back of photograph: "River Falls Rifle company, River Falls, Wis. Organized 1859, later fought with 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment in Civi...

Photograph

Robert K. Beecham

Date:  date unknown

Description: Robert K. Beecham studio portrait in front of a painted background, at age 26. In the book "As If It Were Glory", Robert Beecham recounts his Civil War exp...

Photograph

Thor P. Sloan

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Thor P. Sloan, a first sergeant in Company E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform, holding a musket across his c...

Date: 1865-03 

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, 1865 or 1870. Popular cards sold in great quantities as benefit items ($9 per 100), so great was this...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War soldier aiming a rifle, as seen from the rear. The study was created as part of the work of a group of German panorama a...

Historical Essay

Island No. 10, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to related images and original documents.

Photograph

Union Gunboat

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from a distance of a side-wheel Union gunboat.

Photograph

David C. Fulton

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Major David C. Fulton, F & S, 1st Heavy Artillery.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On March 26, 1914, Chief Big Sky of the Flambeau Band of the Ojibwe Indians described how he captured an eaglet from its nest in the spring of 1861

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Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Major General George B. McClellan standing, with his wife, Ellen Mary Marcy, seated.

Photograph

Thomas H. Brown

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of Thomas H. Brown of Shullsburg, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated in uniform and holds an alto horn. T...

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Description: Vintage portrait print of Old Abe, 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment's eagle mascot. The print reads at the top, "8th Wisconsin's Famous War-Eagle, 1861-5"...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of Lars Thorgerson Thomaset, [as written on published Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, Volume 1 and on the Regimental Descript...

Print

Old Abe

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Description: Print of a painted portrait of Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the Eighth Regiment of the Wisconsin Civil Volunteer Infantry, standing on a perch. "Old Abe"...

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