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Svend Torgerson

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Description: Three-quarter length oval studio portrait of Svend Torgerson, a private in Company D, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from...

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William Burgeson

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of William Burgeson, a private in Company E, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform with musket across lap. The following informa...

Date: 1862 

Description: Officers of Company I, 7th Wisconsin Infantry: (left to right) Lt. Joseph N.P. Bird, Captain George H. Walther, and Lt. Christopher Lefler. Their Black ser...

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Edwin Hadley

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Description: Waist-up oval studio portrait of Edwin Hadley, a corporal in Company E, 15th Wisconsin, in uniform. The following information was obtained from the Regimen...

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...

Date: 1864 

Description: Union troops at Lawler Hall which was used as a U.S. military hospital during the Civil War. Originally built as the Brisbois Hotel in 1857, it was given f...

Learn about how the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry helped capture Confederate President Jefferson Davis in 1865.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 43rd Wisconsin Infantry from Milwaukee, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 75 men in service.

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Description: Stereograph of Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment. Old Abe is standing on a log-type bird perch attached to a shield with the Am...

Date: 1864 

Description: Map of eastern Virginia and part of Maryland, showing engagements by crossed swords, fortifications surrounding Richmond, routes of the opposing armies fro...

Date: 1915 

Description: Robert Z. Leonard costumed as a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army in the Civil War, pauses warily by a window in a scene still for the silent drama "Betty'...

Photograph

Knud Johnson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of Kund Johnson, a private in Company E, Wisconsin 15th Infantry. The following information was obtained from the R...

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Description: The old fortifications at Fort Monroe, built to defend Hampton Roads and the mouth of the James River. Jefferson Davis was imprisoned here from 1865 to 186...

Wisconsin Civil War Officer

Read about this ardent abolitionist who rose from company captain to brigadier general.

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Stereograph from the Panorama of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Valley of the Tennessee Lookout Mountain in the Distance, painted in 1885. It was painted...

Date: 1862-08-20 

Description: Confederate wildcat money used during the Civil War.

Date: 1993-09 

Description: Civil war re-enactors in costume armed with bayonets.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 40th Wisconsin Infantry, which served in the Civil War 1864-1865 and lost 19 men during service.

Historical Essay

Camp Life During Quiet Times

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On June 10, 1863, Captain Rufus R. Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry describes a typical day in camp to his fianceé.

Date: 1875-11-01 

Description: Erected in Girard, Pennsylvania, in 1875 to the memory of soldiers in the Civil War. Likeness of "Old Abe" appears on the top of the monument. On the botto...

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