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Photograph

Ringold, GA

Date: 1866 

Description: View of Ringgold in the far distance. A tree and pile of rubble, perhaps the remains of a fireplace, in the foreground. Plate 17

Photograph

John T. Anderson

Date:  

Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of John T. Anderson, a corporal in Company A, 15th Wisconsin infantry. The following information was obtained from...

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Portrait of Lucius Fairchild by John Singer Sargent, 1887. (Museum object #1942.305)

Photograph

Ole Black

Date:  

Description: Waist-up seated oval studio portrait of Ole Back, a sergeant in Company A, 15th Wisconsin Infantry, in uniform. The following information was obtained from...

Date: 1861-10 

Description: Three-Quarter length portrait of Charles W. Gulliford, Company B, 12th Wisconsin Infantry, with musket. Photograph was taken at Camp Randall.

Historical Essay

Gettysburg, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about Wisconsin's role in one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War. This article includes links to related images and documents.

Date: 1866 

Description: Farmhouse with a large chimney and front porch. A group of people are sitting on the porch. The house was used as a hospital several times during the battl...

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...

Date: 1863 

Description: Lithographed Civil War roster of the 31st Regiment, including insets of the Battle of Somerset or Millspring, Kentucky, and Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

Date:  

Description: Head and shoulders oval studio portrait of George Georgesson [as written on Regimental and Descriptive Rolls, Volume 20 and published Roster of Wisconsin V...

Photograph

Harvey Law

Date:  

Description: Photographic calling card with portrait of Harvey Law, Company A, 12th Wisconsin Infantry. Law was the president of the St. Croix Valley Veterans Associati...

Photograph

The "Prairie Bird"

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Union gunboat "Prairie Bird," a small rear-wheel steamship.

Date: 1876 

Description: Detailed topographic map of the Gettysburg battlefield created thirteen years after the battle. This map shows day one of the battle. The map shows drainag...

Historical Essay

Prairie Grove, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Read about Wisconsin's involvement in the Civil War battle that took place in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. This article includes links to related documents.

Date:  date unknown

Description: Vignetted head and shoulders portrait of Washington Yates Selleck was Wisconsin's military agent in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. In this capacity...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Learn more about the 1st Wisconsin Light Artillery. This article contains links to original documents.

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil on linen study of a Confederate Civil War sharpshooter aiming his rifle, created as a preliminary study for a Civil War cyclorama. Although unsigned t...

Historical Essay

Fugitive Slave Collar

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Iron collar removed from a fugitive slave by Wisconsin soldiers in 1862. (Museum object #1961.73)

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: This map illustrates the lines of defense established by Confederate troops, under the command of General Joseph E. Johnston, at Raleigh, North Carolina, i...

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: The 8th Wisconsin Infantry Regimental Marker at Vicksburg National Military Park features a sculpture of the eagle "Old Abe" on the side. The monument is m...

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