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Date: 1860 after

Description: An old woman, stooped over and holding a cane, has Union soldiers ("NORTH" on the left) and Confederate soldiers ("SOUTH" on the right) climbing ladders to...

Photograph

Camp Travis

Date: 1918 ca.

Description: Soldiers transporting artillery across a plain on horseback at Camp Travis, named in 1917.

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Description: A Pawling and Harnischfeger Company truck, with an artillery gun mounted on the bed, decorated with banners and flags. Two soldiers are standing on the bac...

Date: 1865 ca.

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

Date: 1860 after

Description: A woman wearing a red shirt and a blue blouse with seven white stars, presumably Virginia, is shooting herself with a cannon that is marked "SECESSION". Ca...

Date: 1930 ca.

Description: A crowd has gathered near a large cannon on the Sauk County courthouse square. There are drummers in military uniform and a group of youngsters in Scottish...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers producing artillery shells at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. The shel...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 12th Wisconsin Light Artillery, which served in the Civil War at Corinth, Vicksburg, Savannah, Iuka, Port Gibson, Raymond and Bentonville.

Date: 1943 

Description: Five female factory workers stand beside a torpedo pointing their fingers and wearing IHC uniforms and hats to pose for a group portrait at one of Internat...

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: Stannard's Vermont Brigade Attac...

Photograph

Army Artillery Gun

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of soldiers in uniform operating an Army artillery gun.

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers pack artillery shells into boxes at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. Af...

Date: 1917 

Description: Honor roll for the members of Company K, 345th Infantry. Includes a bald eagle flanked by flags, and reproductions of postcard images. These are titled "Re...

Date: 1917 ca.

Description: Poster depicting a boy operating a plow, in silhouette. In the background, soldiers are operating an artillery piece among the rubble of a city. Poster tex...

Print

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...

Date:  date unknown

Description: Color postcard with representative images in the letters of "Camp McCoy" — tents, artillery, barracks and soldiers.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Stereograph from the Panorama of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Confederate Fortifications, General Sheridan's Horses in Road, painted in 1885. It was pai...

Classroom Material

Issues of the Wartime Economy

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: 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: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: General Hancock and Staff. Litt...

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