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Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

Read about the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery, the Buena Vista Artillery, which served in the Civil War from 1861-1865 and lost 29 men during service.

Postcard

Camp McCoy

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of troops and caissons on a hillside at Camp McCoy.

Date:  

Description: A lithograph titled "Charge of the 15th Wisconsin Regiment at Chickamauga; death of Colonel Heg", showing the death of Hans Christian Heg.

Date: 1860 after

Description: A woman wearing a red shirt and a blue blouse with seven white stars, presumably Virginia, is shooting herself with a cannon that is marked "SECESSION". Ca...

Photograph

Gun Crew at Saidor

Date: 1944-02-03 

Description: Slightly elevated view of the crew of a 105 mm gun at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The soldier with his back to the camera, at the ra...

Date: 1942-05-25 ca.

Description: Assistant superintendent of International Harvester's St. Paul Works (factory) examines an artillery shell. Original caption reads: "M.V. Keeler, assistant...

Date: 1864 

Description: View down capitol building steps, where cannons sit on a landing, and statues decorate two lampposts. The city spreads out far below. Plate 03

Date: 1889 ca.

Description: Stereograph from the Panorama of the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Confederate Fortifications, General Sheridan's Horses in Road, painted in 1885. It was pai...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory workers producing artillery shells at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell Manufacture. In this...

Date: 1945 

Description: View down road towards horizon of a long line of vehicles along the autobahn. U.S. Army soldiers are driving the vehicles to deliver artillery and supplies...

Date: 1945 

Description: Factory worker Edna Fillbrandt wraps parts for a 20 mm cannon at International Harvester's St. Paul Works.

Date: 1941 

Description: Female factory worker greasing artillery shells at International Harvester's West Pullman Works. Original caption reads: "37-Millimeter Shell Manufacture....

Photograph

French Torpedoes

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Description: French torpedoes (torpilles) shot by compressed gas.

Date: 1889 

Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: General Hancock and Staff. Litt...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Lady Liberty is holding a wreath in her left hand and a Union flag in her right hand. A federal (bald) eagle and a cannon appear behind her. A verse that a...

Date: 1925 

Description: "Battle of Chickamauga," an oil painting depicting a dramatic moment in the Battle of Chickamauga, painted by Alfred Thorsen after the lithograph. "Charge...

Wisconsin Civil War Regiment

The components of the 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery regiment were spread throughout the South during the war.

Photograph

Marine Artillery

Date: 1945 

Description: Private First Class Anthony R. Buzzelli opens an ammunition box with an axe for Marines battling on Iwo Jima. Another man on the right appears to be openin...

Date: 1941 

Description: Factory worker wearing saftey goggles and welding a shell casing at International Harvester's Milwaukee Works. Original caption reads: "75-Millimeter Shell...

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment. Popular cards sold in great quantities as benefit items ($9 per 100), so great was this bird's fame. ...

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