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Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Lithographed advertising poster showing a McCormick grain binder at the Civil War battle of Gettysburg. The poster was based on a cyclorama by French artis...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Lithographed advertising poster showing a McCormick grain binder at the Civil War battle of Gettysburg. The poster was based on a cyclorama by French artis...

Photograph

Old Abe Portrait

Date: 1870 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of a stuffed bald eagle, purportedly, Old Abe. There is a flag at the left and at the bottom is written "The Eagel[sic] of The Ei...

Photograph

Old Abe on a Plank

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Old Abe is perched on a plank of wood with the American flag painted on it. The portrait is...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The Lady Liberty, seated on a platform, is holding a banner with stars and the text, "WISCONSIN LOYAL TO THE UNION". Behind her are an American eagle and f...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Portrait of Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry. He is perched on a cannon with his head turned to the left and t...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, organized at Kenosha, which served in the Civil War 1861-1865 and lost 401 men in service.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis and six sailors sail in a tea cup. A pirate flag flies overhead. One sailor is in the "crow's nest", another is using a paddle. Three sailo...

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Description: Stereograph of Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment. Old Abe is standing on a log-type bird perch attached to a shield with the Am...

Photograph

Marshall House

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Marshall House, in which Col. E.E. Ellsworth was shot on May 24, 1861.

Photograph

The Eagle House

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Exterior of cabin in Chippewa County where Old Abe was kept after his capture as a wild eaglet. The cabin is referred to as the "Eagle House".

Date: 1867 

Description: Engraving of portraits of Generals in the Union Army during the Civil War. U.S. Grant is in the center, with H.W. Halleck on his left, and clockwise from t...

Date: 1875-11-01 

Description: Erected in Girard, Pennsylvania, in 1875 to the memory of soldiers in the Civil War. Likeness of "Old Abe" appears on the top of the monument. On the botto...

Date: 1862 

Description: This pen and ink drawing of the First Battle of Bull Run, JuIy 21st, 1861, was made by Charles K. Dean, adjutant with the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. The 2nd W...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A freed slave with a hoe in his left hand and his right hand on his hip. Caption at the top reads, "Massa can't have dis chile, dat's what's de matter". Ca...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a bas-relief sculpture of Civil War Union troops on revue. The sculpture features men marching with firearms and men on horses. The caption reads...

Historical Essay

Port Gibson, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the opening battle in the successful Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Description: Photograph of a painting of "Old Abe" by L.A. Dow, 1905. The original painting is in the War Museum, Wisconsin State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin. Old...

Date: 1860 after

Description: On the left, an officer in uniform, putting on his gloves in preparation for battle and on the right, a tiny image of the same officer running away. He has...

Date: 1862-04 before

Description: Hand-tinted stationery showing the Capitol in Washington, D.C. in 1862. The blue tint on the dome may have been intended to represent the unfinished natur...

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