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Description: Several partial sketches of a man on a mule, a separate mule and various lines.

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

Ole Thompson

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Description: Three-quarter length oval portrait of Ole Thompson, a corporal in Company K, 14th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform. The following information was obtained fro...

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Description: Engraved carte-de-visite profile portrait of William H. Seward, Secretary of State under the Lincoln Administration.

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.

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Description: Color postcard with poem and featuring a man holding a ragged Confederate battle flag.

Photograph

Christian Jacobson

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Description: Vignetted waist-up studio portrait of Christian Jacobson, a corporal in Company I, Wisconsin 15 Infantry, in uniform holding his musket across his chest. T...

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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".

Photograph

H.H. Lockwood

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Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Brigadier General Henry Hays Lockwood. In May 1861, with the outbreak of the Civil War, the governor of Delaware appoi...

Date: 1961 

Description: Basswood carving of an eagle, inspired by "Old Abe" of the Civil War 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in the American Club Restaurant of the Kohler Compan...

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Description: Woodcut of an office of a Soldiers' Aid Office during the Civil War.

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Description: A sketch drawn from a formal photographic portrait of Mrs. Major Belle Reynolds. During the Civil War many women enlisted in armies or traveled with their...

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William H. Seward

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite profile portrait of William H. Seward, Secretary of State under the Lincoln Administration.

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: 1862-06-19 

Description: Illustration depicting crowd attending the presentation of a sword to General Burnside.

Print

Camp Randall

Date: 1862 

Description: Camp Randall looking southwest. In April 1861, Governor Alexander Randall asked that the State Agricultural Society fairgrounds be converted into a militar...

Date: 1860 after

Description: The state seal of Wisconsin appears in the upper left corner. To the right reads: "Head Quarters 18th Reg. Wis. Vol, Camp Trowbridge, Milwaukee" On t...

Photograph

George H. Preble

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Captain George Henry Preble. Starting in 1861 Preble commanded the gunboat Katahdin, serving with Rear Admiral...

Date: 1863-07-04 

Description: Vicksburg Daily Citizen of July 2, 1864. This copy bears handwritten notes about the surrender of Vicksburg and the acquisition of the paper by Lewi...

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Description: Seated waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Captain Alexander Ahab Arnold, Company C, 30th Wisconsin Infantry, sitting with his sword at his side.

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