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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Portrait of Lucius Fairchild by John Singer Sargent, 1887. (Museum object #1942.305)

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Memorial Day Parade

Date: 1902 

Description: Grand Army of the Republic in Memorial Day Parade. During the 1890s and 1900s, most of the 45 to 65 age group of men were Civil War veterans, and belonged...

Date: 1921 ca.

Description: A young man stands outside of the Grand Army of the Republic hall.

Date: 1900 ca.

Description: Studio portrait of a Ho-Chunk man posed standing next to a chair, identified as Homer Snake wearing a hat with a GAR emblem, signifying he is a Civil War v...

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Grand Army Home

Date: 1936 ca.

Description: Exterior view of Bryant Hall at the Grand Army Home for Veterans.

Date: 1962 

Description: Children and adults gather around a showcase in the G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Memorial Hall on the top floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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Memorial Day Parade

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Grand Army of the Republic in Memorial Day Parade, in front of the Freeman House. Leading the ranks is probably James Livingston, Alvin "Bean" Hagen is pro...

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Grand Army Home

Date: 1955 ca.

Description: A display of military memorabilia at the Grand Army Home.

Date: 1973 

Description: A front detail of the G.A.R. Memorial Hall on Monona Avenue. The building was later demolished to make way for a parking lot.

Date: 1962 

Description: The G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Memorial Hall, on the top floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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Civil War Shell

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: A shell of the Civil War period, recovered from the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, and presented to the First Capitol State Park by the GAR...

Date: 1962 

Description: The G.A.R. (Grand Army of the Republic) Memorial Hall, on the top floor of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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Memorial Day Parade

Date: 1902 ca.

Description: Grand Army of the Republic in Memorial Day Parade, on the north side of Main Street, between First and Water Streets. Iver Erickson's shoemaker shop is at...

Date: 1887 ca.

Description: Group portrait outdoors of the Veterans of Company I, 29th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry at a Grand Army of the Republic reunion. Center group, standing, fr...

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Description: Portraits of the former Commanders in Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic.

Date: 1881 

Description: Grand Army of the Republic certificate awarded to William H. Upham and signed by Lucius Fairchild.

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G.A.R. Beloit

Date:  date unknown

Description: Outdoor portrait of eight members of the Grand Army of the Republic, including W.H. Wheeler.

Date: 1970-01-18 

Description: Exterior view of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) Memorial Hall, 118 Monona Avenue, (Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as of January 19, 1987). The bui...

Date: 1973 

Description: The front entrance of the G.A.R. Memorial Hall on Monona Avenue. The building was later demolished to make way for a parking lot.

Lesson Plan

The Costs of War

Wisconsin World War II Stories: Europe

Students study national records detailing casualties resulting from World War II and draw conclusions
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