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Adolescent Old Abe

Date: 1861 

Description: The mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, Old Abe as an adolescent standing on a shield perch outdoors. The young eagle stands in profile and his head fea...

Date: 1863-07 

Description: A stereograph made by Mathew Brady about two weeks after the battle of Gettysburg, showing his two assistants gazing eastward from the extreme right of the...

Date: 1866 

Description: View from railroad tracks through the Allatoona Pass. One of the buildings on the left says "Grocery", and piles of lumber are stacked along the sides of t...

Date: 1862-12-15 

Description: Letter from Cordelia Harvey to Governor Edward Salomon regarding her work.

Date: 1860-11-06 

Description: National Democratic Ticket for the United States Presidential Election, Stephen A. Douglas and for Vice President, Herschel V. Johnson. Voters that desired...

Date: 1862 

Description: This 1862 map of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, shows land ownership and acreages, the township and range grid, towns, cities and villages, roads, railroads,...

Date: 1865-05-23 

Description: Chromolithograph portrait of "Old Abe", eagle mascot of Company C, 8th Wisconsin Regiment (the Eau Claire Eagles). Old Abe is perched on a cannon with his...

Photograph

Saw Mill

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Exterior view of a small sawmill.

Date: 1867 

Description: This 1867 map shows the Chippewa River in northern Chippewa County, Wisconsin, from just north of Cornell to Jim Falls. Covering portions of the towns of A...

Date: 1862 ca.

Description: Stereograph of Union officers eating a meal in camp.

Date: 1863-07-04 

Description: The surrender of Confederate troops after the battle of Vicksburg. Watercolor by Private John Gaddis of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company E. ...

Photograph

Koll Schoolhouse

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Koll schoolhouse in Truax Prairie.

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....

Date: 1860 after

Description: An image of the Union flag with tassels and a liberty cap on the top of the pole. Below is the verse, "Down with the Traitor's Serpent flag! Death to th...

Photograph

Wisconsin Senate

Date: 1867 

Description: Composite photograph of the Wisconsin Senate by Whiting of the Madison studio, Robert's & Whitings Temple of Art, printed as a carte-de-visite.

Date: 1863-10-03 

Description: Illustration depicting a crowd watching the Potomoc-Sword presentation.

Photograph

Gates Gallery

Date: 1865 

Description: Exterior view of the Gates Gallery, location for the first H.H. Bennett studio.

Photograph

Samuel W. Smith

Date: 1862 

Description: Full-length carte-de-visite portrait of 1st Lieutenant Samuel W. Smith (from Mineral Point), Company E, 30th Wisconsin Infantry.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis walks a tightrope over a waterfall heading toward the side of a cliff on which is the Capitol building, a soldier, and the Union flag. Behi...

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: This map is one of the earliest weather maps of the United States, which traced an 1859 storm across the continent. Manuscript annotations in red ink show...

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