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Photograph

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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Description: An unidentified group belonging to the GAR, including General Lucius Fairchild (center front). They are posed in front of a painted backdrop.

Date: 1925 ca.

Description: A studio portrait, presumably of Brad Robinson, his son and grandson. The eldest wears a badge of he Grand Army of the Republic, identifying him as a Civi...

Photograph

Grand Army Home

Date: 1955 ca.

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

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Description: Group of portraits of the Commanders in Chief — Grand Army of the Republic, starting with the first, General E.A. Hurlbut (1866-1867) to John P. Rea (1887)...

Date: 1973 

Description: The G.A.R. Memorial Hall on Monona Avenue. It was later demolished to make way for a parking lot.

Date: 1921 ca.

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

Date: 1881 

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

Date: 1960-10-21 

Description: Members of the Lucius Fairchild Women's Relief Corps No. 37 present a U.S. flag to the newly formed World War I Auxiliary in a ceremony held at the GAR Mem...

Photograph

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...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

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

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

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.

Date: 1931 ca.

Description: View of men standing on the lawn in front of the Wisconsin Territorial Capitol. They are standing near the monument of a shell of the Civil War period, rec...

Photograph

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: 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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: St. Paul Ice Carnival. Night view of the storming of the palace by the Grand Army of the Republic.

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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