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Painting

Civil War Cannon

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil painting of a Civil War cannon, created as a preliminary study for the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, painted by a group of German painters kno...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a wounded Union Civil War soldier partially reclining on the ground created by one of the German panorama painters active in Milwauke...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War cannon with ammunition wagon attached. The painting was created by one of a group of German panorama painters active in...

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Civil War soldier aiming a rifle, as seen from the rear. The study was created as part of the work of a group of German panorama a...

Photograph

Erik Larsen

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Waist-up seated studio portrait of Erick Larsen [as written on Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 “Red Books” and in the Roster of Wisconsin Volun...

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Description: Waist-up seated oval studio portrait of Nils Kittelson Luraas, a private in Company G, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from...

Photograph

Iver O. Myhre

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Description: A vignetted quarter-length studio portrait of Iver O. Myhre, a corporal in Company G, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from...

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Description: Crest created by Reynolds Escutcheons of Military and Naval Service to commemorate the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. The crest has the seal of Wisconsin and an e...

Date: 1862 

Description: Sketch of Boone's Knob and the Kentucky River, where Company A of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry camped, November-December, 1862. The sketch was drawn by Priv...

Photograph

Halvor D. Halvorson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Halvor D. Halvorson, a private of Company D, 5th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from...

Wisconsin Civil War Officer, Lawyer, 8th Wisconsin Governor

Learn about the German born man who would become Wisconsin's 8th governor. This article includes links to original documents.

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Jerome G. Dockstader, Company K, 13th Wisconsin Infantry. Later, he become a 2nd Lieutenant with Company G, 51st Wisc...

Date: 1904-05-30 

Description: Chromolithograph of Old Abe, Wisconsin War Eagle. The title reads, "Memorial Day in Wisconsin Schools."

Photograph

Pioneer Days

Date: 1997-09-07 

Description: "Pioneer Days is celebrated at Firemen's Park. Civil War reenactors, in period garb, put on a show of battlefield conditions."

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Description: Marginal sketch of a soldier on guard from original letters written by Private Edmund F. Bennet of Newport, Wisconsin, Company E, 12th Wisconsin Volunteers...

Date: 1936 

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch with a gated path.

Photograph

John Johnson

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Description: Three-quarter length oval studio portrait of John Johnson, a private in Company D, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform. The following information was obtain...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Eagle feather from Old Abe, the mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. (Museum object #1972.59)

Historical Essay

Champion Hill, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to battle maps and original documents.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

Examine the experience of Confederate prisoners at Camp Randall through newspaper articles
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