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Date: 1865 

Description: The ruins of a railroad depot after General Sherman's men burned the town near the end of the Civil War. Plate 61

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of a room filled with portraits and relics from the Civil War. A piano is placed below a window across the room, and the walls are lined with framed...

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Description: Vignetted waist-up studio portrait of John Johnson, a private in Company K, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform holding his musket across his chest. The fo...

Date: 1862 

Description: An image from a sketchbook of "The Gunboats at No. 10 — Eve of Arrival before the [Island]". The drawing appears to be from the deck of a ship showing seve...

Photograph

Kittle Jordee

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Description: Portrait of Kittle Jordee of Company H, 27th Wisconsin Infantry, holding a revolver.

Photograph

Old Abe Ferrotype

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Description: Ferrotype of "Old Abe", the bald eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. The young bird has brown head feathe...

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...

Date: 1862-05 

Description: An image from a sketchbook of the "[William Stark Rosencrans'] battle at Corinth." Corinth, Mississippi, May 22-30.

Historical Essay

Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's role in this Civil War battle. This article includes links to a battle map and original documents.

Photograph

Jefferson Coates

Date: 1870 ca.

Description: Francis Jefferson Coates of the 7th Wisconsin who earned the Medal of Honor for bravery at the Battle of Gettysburg. Sergeant Coates was so severely wounde...

Date: 1863-05-23 

Description: Cartoon appearing in Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, Page 144. During the American Civil War (1861-1865), the Copperheads nominally favored th...

Photograph

Joel Stewart

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Joel Stewart, Company C, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry.

Photograph

Thore Knudson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Thore Knudson, a musician in Company E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in a dark suit and tie with a GAR (Grand Army o...

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Description: "The 'General' used by Andrew's Raiders, now on exhibition, Union Depot, Chattanooga, Tenn." A color postcard of the railroad locomotive used in a famous C...

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.

Photograph

Edwin J. Farr

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Dr. Edwin J. Farr, Assistant Surgeon, F & S, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Wisconsin in the Civil War: Camp Randall

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

Photograph

Burnside Bridge

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Site of the Battle of Antietam, the Burnside Bridge.

Date: 1866 

Description: Trees with Spanish moss along the Savannah River. Plate 47

Date: 1864 

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

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