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Date: 1885 ca.

Description: "Terrific Engagement between the 'Monitor' and 'Merrimac.'" Battle scene of the Civil War battle produced by the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company. Smal...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On February 12, 1863, Captain Rufus R. Dawes of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry offers a group of slaves in Virginia the choice of freedom

Date: 1886 

Description: Lithographed advertising poster for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing the Civil War battle of Mission Ridge. Features an inset with a small...

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Description: Sketch of the camp of the 15th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry on Island No. 10 during the Civil War. Colonel Hans Christian Heg commanded the...

Photograph

Iver Thorkelson

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Description: Head and shoulders oval portrait of Iver Thorkelson, a sergeant in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regi...

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 fianceƩ.

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Description: A portrait engraving of Robert E. Lee.

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Description: An engraving of Ulysses S. Grant in uniform.

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Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Major General John G. Foster. At the start of the war he was the chief engineer of the fortifications of Charleston H...

Date: 1902-04 ca.

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

Photograph

Torger Roethe

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Description: Head and shoulders portrait of Torger Roethe [as written on portrait backing; also written as Torger Larson on all rosters; also written as Torger Larson R...

Painting

Civil War Cannon

Date: 1886 ca.

Description: Oil painting of a Civil War cannon, created as a preliminary study for the Cyclorama of the Battle of Gettysburg, painted by a group of German painters kno...

Photograph

Ulysses S. Grant

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Seated carte-de-visite portrait of Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant.

Date: 1929 ca.

Description: A Civil War cannon partially covered with snow at Camp Randall.

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: Poster with decorative border and text of the Emancipation Proclamation by Abraham Lincoln.

Date: 1862-05 

Description: Topeka, Kansas, when the 12th Wisconsin Volunteers came marching through the town on their way to Fort Riley, May 1863. Watercolor by John Gaddis of E Com...

Historical Essay

South Mountain, Battle of

Civil War Battle Summary

Learn about the Civil War battle that spawned the nickname, the "Iron Brigade." Article details Wisconsin's role in the battle and includes links.

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The 23rd Wisconsin Infantry was organized at Camp Randall in Madison and mustered into service on August 30, 1862.

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Description: Waist up carte-de-visite portrait of Charles B. "Doc" Aubrey, 6th Wisconsin Infantry ("Iron Brigade") after the war. An engraving of Aubrey from 1862 is pr...

A Wisconsin Civil War Story

On July 1, 1863, Colonel Rufus R. Dawes and the 6th Wisconsin Infantry bravely move forward amid hidden enemy fire and finally capture the rebels
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