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Date: 1862 

Description: This detailed map shows batteries and rifle pits, railroads, common and military roads, turnpikes, city streets and names, bridges, ferries, rural houses a...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 48th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Washburn in Milwaukee in February-March 1865, just a few weeks before the war ended.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Postcard view of the Peace Tablet on the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 45th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison on November 8, 1864.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Lawler Hall at Campion College. This image was made during the Civil War when the building was used as a U.S. Military hospital. Prior to the war, it was B...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Postcard image of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Giant knife presented to John Fox Potter by Missouri Republicans after his challenge to duel with a Virginia congressman, 1860. (Museum object #1957.112)

Photograph

William Kidd

Date: 1869-06-18 

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of William Kidd, Company D, 42nd Wisconsin Infantry, in his uniform.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 49th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison between December 24, 1864, and March 5, 1865.

Date: 1902-04 ca.

Description: Confederate veterans at the Vicksburg Surrender Monument, on the occasion of decorating Union soldiers' graves.

Photograph

Dr. John H. Vivian

Date:  date unknown

Description: An autographed portrait of John Vivian.

Photograph

Fort Sumter

Date:  date unknown

Description: Interior view of Fort Sumter. Two open doors show a staircase in the distance, and two dates, "1776" and "1917" are written on the wall. Construction on...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A soldier stands on the left with his gun and bayonet. A sailor stands on the right holding a banner that reads, "THE UNION MUST & SHALL BE PRESERVED". In...

Photograph

John L. Hathaway

Date:  

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Captain John L. Hathaway, a Commissary of Subsistence, U.S. Volunteers.

Date: 1876-02-07 

Description: The card certifies that the Old Abe Centennial Portrait printed by J.O. Barrett is really Old Abe. It includes the governor's signature it states the photo...

Date: 1886-08-06 ca.

Description: A certificate from the Grand Army of the Republic, announcing that Lucius Fairchild on August 6, 1886 was elected Commander in Chief of the 20th annual Nat...

Photograph

Nathan B. Forrest

Date:  

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. At the start of the war Forrest enlisted as a private but was quickly pro...

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Description: Preliminary sketch of a distant ship on the river near an outcropping of land.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 13th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865, losing 193 men in service.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 18th Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Trowbridge in Milwaukee and mustered into service on March 15, 1862.
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