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Drawing

Belle Boyd

Date: 1957 

Description: Pencil sketch of Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy who is buried in Wisconsin.

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Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Colonel Charles S. Lovell.

Date: 1880 ca.

Description: A two-story gallery of the Historical Society in the Wisconsin State Capitol, with captured Confederate army flags on display. This photograph was taken in...

Photograph

General Cutler

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of General Cutler in front of a painted backdrop.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Discover a befuddling experience Captain Rufus R. Dawes of Company K, the 6th Wisconsin Infantry had after arriving at Camp Randall for training

Date: 1860 after

Description: Federal (bald) eagle attacking a rattlesnake. The eagle has a Union flag in its left talons and the snake in its right, while biting the snake with its bea...

Date: 1994-09 

Description: A young woman civil war re-enactor pets a horse. More horses can be seen in background.

Date: 1909 after

Description: Erected in June 1909, H.H. Kitson's sculpture commemorates Confederate Lieutenant General Stephen Dill Lee and is located in the Vicksburg National Militar...

Date:  

Description: Engraved carte-de-visite portrait of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregrad.

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

Wisconsin troops declared that even the pigs were secessionists and they burned them at the stake for their treason.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A snake, a skull and an ostrich feather in a pile on the ground. Above text reads, "Vanity, Treachery & Death." Caption below reads, "SECESSION EMBLEMS." B...

Photograph

Portrait of a Woman

Date:  date unknown

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of unknown woman.

Historical Essay

Civil War Silver

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Tiffany punch bowl presented to Wisconsin's Joseph Bailey in honor of his service during the Civil War. (Museum object #1965.228.1,A)

Photograph

P.G.T. Beauregard

Date:  

Description: Three-quarter length portrait of Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregrad.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: "Andersonville Prison, Camp Sumter, Ga., as it appeared August 1st 1864 when it contained 35,000 prisoners of war." A lithograph "drawn from memory by Thom...

Photograph

Issac N. Earl

Date:  

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant Issac N. Earl, Company D, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry.

Date: 1864 

Description: Albumen stereocard of the Union Army brass band posed and playing atop Lookout Point. The Tennessee River is in the background.

Photograph

Civil War Recruits

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Description: Recruits in their camp grey uniforms, before they were issued their regular blues.

Historical Essay

Missionary Ridge, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in one of the engagements that broke the Confederate siege of Chattanooga, TN. The article includes links to related documents.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 53rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison during March and April 1865, at the very end of the war.
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