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Photograph

Iron Brigade Flag

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Description: The flag of the Iron Brigade bearing the design of an eagle surrounded by the names of battles.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Stereoview of the main building, a tenement (loft style) building, at Libby Prison.

Date: 1890 ca.

Description: Site of the Battle of Antietam. The bloody lane.

Date: 1863 

Description: Stereograph of three U.S. Army soldiers in front of tents in camp under a framework of branches.

Photograph

William H. McIntosh

Date: 1863-08-07 

Description: Carte-de-visite of William H. McIntosh, Company F, 22nd Wisconsin Infantry, at the age of 26.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: "Battle ground in foreground where occurred the skirmish near Farmington near Corinth." Farmington church near Corinth, Mississippi. Preliminary sketch sho...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

General Bragg recalls Captain Dennis Dailey, of Company G, 6th Wisconsin Regiment, who attempted to seize an entire Confederate brigade by himself

Photograph

Charles Witte

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Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Charles Witte from Company E of the 27th Wisconsin Infantry, standing in uniform with sword on his left sid...

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Description: "Battery G, 1st Ohio Pickets near Farmington". A picket (a detachment of one or more troops) shown in a woodland setting. There is a log building with a ca...

Photograph

Burnside Bridge

Date: 1890 ca.

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

Photograph

Simon A. Myhre

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Description: Waist-up seated oval studio portrait of Peter A. Myhre, a corporal in Company I, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform holding a musket across his chest. The...

Historical Essay

Benjamin Butts (1853-1930)

One Man's Journey from Slavery to Madison Business Owner to State Assembly Staff Member

Learn about a freed slave's intriguing story as a barber serving Wisconsin's prominent politicians, and as a well-known, beloved face in the capital city.

Photograph

Osborne House

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Description: View across railroad tracks of men standing in front of and around Osborne House, a large building with columns and a second-story porch.

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Description: Engraved quarter-length carte-de-visite portrait of Major General Henry Wager Halleck. In November 1861, President Lincoln appointed Halleck as a Major Gen...

Photograph

Union Gunboat

Date:  date unknown

Description: View from a distance of a Union side-wheel gunship.

Date: 1912 after

Description: Camp Randall Memorial Arch and Civil War cannons honor the Wisconsin Civil War soldiers on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The memorial was na...

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Description: Exterior of Fort Donelson with landscape including sparse buildings and trees.

Photograph

Ben Nelson

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Description: Full-length oval portrait of Ben Nelson [as written on the photograph backing; also written as Ben Nilson on Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 and published ro...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

An elderly Pennsylvania man approaches General John B. Callis to ask if he can fight with the 7th Wisconsin Infantry in an upcoming battle

Date: 1865 

Description: "Capture of an unprotected female, or the close up of the Rebellion." Photograph card of a cartoon concerning Jefferson Davis' flight across Georgia in wo...

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