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The Eagle House

Date: 1911 ca.

Description: Exterior of cabin in Chippewa County where Old Abe was kept after his capture as a wild eaglet. The cabin is referred to as the "Eagle House".

Date:  date unknown

Description: Portrait of John Starkweather.

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a bas-relief sculpture of Civil War Union troops on revue. The sculpture features men marching with firearms and men on horses. The caption reads...

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Anders J. Burke, a private in Company B, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from th...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 50th Wisconsin Infantry was recruited and organized at the very end of the war under the supervision of Colonel John G. Clark, of Grant County.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Uncle Sam and General Winfield Scott discuss what to do with a Secession snake. Uncle Sam sits in a chair which is tipped back and his foot is resting on a...

Date: 1893 

Description: Libby Prison at the Columbian Exposition. Several carts, horses in front of the building.

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Description: Three-quarter length studio portrait of Iver William Tjentland a first lieutenant in Company E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following informa...

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Louis Nelson Bolstad [as written on the photograph backing; also written as Louis Nelson on Regimental Descripti...

Date: 1866 

Description: Two log buildings are in the foreground. A bridge spans a river in the middle distance, and the city of Chattanooga is on the far side at the base of a mou...

Historical Essay

Port Gibson, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the opening battle in the successful Union campaign to capture Vicksburg, Mississippi.

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Description: Recruiting poster that reads "302 Dollars or 402 Dollars for Veterans will be paid for Volunteers for the 10th Wis. Regiment".

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Civil War Monument

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a Civil War Monument on Cape Cod Canal, erected by the town of Bourne in 1914. The text reads, "In memory of the soldiers and sailors who served i...

Date: 1862-03 

Description: Ossawattamie, Kansas, as it appeared at the time the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer's passed through on their march from Leavenworth to Fort Scott in March of 18...

Photograph

Fort Sumter Ruins

Date:  date unknown

Description: A view of the ruins of Fort Sumter from across a road showing a set of stairs leading up to a building. A path leads to other buildings which remain intac...

Civil War Battle Summary

Brief summary of the Battle of Appomattox Court House where Confederate General Robert E. Lee was forced to surrender to Union commander Ulysses S. Grant.

Photograph

Johannes M. Johnson

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Description: Quarter-length studio portrait of Johannes M. Johnson [as written on the photograph backing; also written and known as John M. Johnson on Descriptive Rolls...

Date: 1860 after

Description: An elephant carries the Union flag with the words "THE CONSTITUTION LIBERTY AND LAWS!!" on it and wears another Union flag on its back. The elephant's fron...

Date: 1875 ca.

Description: Portrait of Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry. He is perched on a cannon with his head turned to the left and t...

Photograph

Peter Ofstedal

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Description: Vignetted quarter-length cabinet card portrait of Peter Olson [as written on published Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, Volume 1 and Regimental Descriptive...

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