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Photograph

Capitol Fence

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: Winter scene with the snow-covered pathway and trees around the Capitol Park. A wooden fence ran along the inside of the path and a hitching rail for hors...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Federal (bald) eagle attacking a rattlesnake. The eagle has a Union flag in its left talons and the snake in its right, while biting the snake with its bea...

Date: 1869 

Description: Map shows townships and sections, landownership and acreages, buildings, and marshes. The map includes insets of Franklin, Hales Corners, Bay View, Oak Cre...

Date: 1867 

Description: This map, which includes eastern Iowa, northern Illinois and the western portion of Michigan's Upper peninsula, shows the township survey grid and identifi...

Date: 1862-08-22 

Description: A call to arms issued by Confederate colonel John H. Morgan, asserting that the Confederacy is winning the war. He mentions George B. McClellan, Thomas J....

Photograph

Raft Construction

Date: 1865 

Description: Raft construction on the water.

Date: 1863 

Description: A map of Illinois showing all railroads, stations, and towns.

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: This map consists of four separate panels. The first illustrates the battlefield at Cedar Mountain on Aug. 9, 1862, where the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry fought...

Photograph

Miles Trowbridge

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Oval quarter-length portrait of Miles Trowbridge in military uniform.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: A family stands behind a picket fence in the yard of a frame Greek Revival house with latticework on its porch. There are two wood trellises in the yard.

Photograph

Ripon College

Date: 1867 after

Description: A man walks down a sidewalk beside a row of buildings at Ripon College.

Date: 1860 after

Description: View of Washington, D.C. with gallows in foreground. Ten empty nooses hang from the gallows. Capitol buildings are in the background with Union flag. Capti...

Date: 1866 

Description: This detailed map shows the positions of the armies of the Ohio and Tennessee, Confederate lines, headquarters, "regimental camps at the date of the battle...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: McCormick self-rake reaper as manufactured in the 1860s. The reaper is sitting in the yard of the McCormick Reaper Works (factory). Original caption reads...

Photograph

Unidentified Woman

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Ninth plate ferrotype/tintype. Three-quarter length portrait of a woman sitting in front of a painted backdrop. She is holding a straw hat in her lap. Hand...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Preliminary sketch of a battlefield with trees and human outlines.

Book or Pamphlet

Anti-Slavery Sermon Imprint

Date: 1861 

Description: Printed copy of a sermon, "The Duty of the Northern States in Relation to the Future of Slavery," delivered by Rev. William Henry Brisbane, minister of the...

Date: 1867 

Description: E.T. Mix designed the original building of the National Soldiers Home in 1867. At the time the structure was dedicated on 28 September 1867, the wings had...

Date: 1860 

Description: A survey map of Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, and northern Iowa, showing the status of surveys, rivers, and lakes. The map also shows the locations of...

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A view of the grounds of Benjamin Walker Castle, 1862-1893 in the 900 block of East Gorham Street.

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