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Conflict on the Homefront: Wisconsin During World War I

The documents in this lesson will help students understand WWII and the issues and results of a wartime economy

Date: 1941 

Description: U.S. Marine sergeant transporting field artillery with an International TracTracTor (crawler tractor).

Date: 1861 

Description: A large dog, (Winfield Scott), and a smaller dog (Jefferson Davis) discussing a piece of meat, (Washington D.C.). Appears to be a comment on the insignific...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The components of the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery regiment were spread throughout the South during the war.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 11th Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized with the 17th Wisconsin Infantry at Camp Randall in Madison on February 22, 1862.

Date: 1943-12-31 

Description: Elevated view of the loaded deck of a LST (Landing Ship, Tank) on the way from Goodenough Island to Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). On t...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color lithograph of the final charge at Winchester.

Date: 1942-05-25 

Description: Factory worker at IH 20mm gun plant. Original caption states: "Nearly all of the men employees of the plant also were trained by the company in special tra...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory worker producing artillery shells at International Harvester's West Pullman Works. Original caption reads: "37-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. The s...

Date:  ca.

Description: Stereograph of a mock battery erected by the 79h New York Volunteer Artillery at Seabrook Point, Coosaw River.

Date: 1962 

Description: Field artillery piece of the First World War pointing across the Rock River from the grounds of the American Legion post.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A "crest" of Major General George McClellan. He appears on a blue oval with white stars. An eagle with flags, bayonets, cannons, cannonballs and a drum app...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 2nd Wisconsin Light Artillery was organized at La Crosse and mustered into service on October 10, 1861.

Date: 1864 

Description: One of the Confederate defenses around the city, with several cannons behind earthworks. A Union soldier stands near one of the cannons. Plate 40

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: Confederate Prisoners and Explos...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory worker wearing saftey goggles and welding a shell casing at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell...

Date: 1925 

Description: "Battle of Chickamauga", an oil painting depicting a dramatic moment in the Battle of Chickamauga, painted by Alfred Thorsen after the lithograph. "Charge...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory worker producing artillery shells at International Harvester's West Pullman Works. Original caption reads: "37-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. The f...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A home which was once General George Washington's headquarters, with people sitting on benches outside among cannons in the yard.

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Beware

Date: 1860 after

Description: The American Eagle is holding a banner with the word "BEWARE" on it in his beak. He is gripping a federal shield with a Union flag draped over it with his...

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