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Date: 1860 after

Description: A slave is being whipped by a slave owner as he kneels and prays next to a bale of cotton labeled "COTTON" and "CSA". John Bull sits on the bale facing awa...

Photograph

Raft Construction

Date: 1865 

Description: Raft construction on the water.

Date: 1862 

Description: Sketch of Boone's Knob and the Kentucky River, where Company A of the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry camped, November-December, 1862. The sketch was drawn by Priv...

Date: 1861 

Description: A detail from a map of Green County, showing only Decatur.

Date: 1865-07-12 

Description: A letter written by Wisconsin Governor James T. Lewis to E.G. Ayer of Harvard, Illinois, thanking him for his special care of and attention to sick and wou...

Photograph

U.S. Capitol

Date: 1863-07-11 

Description: View of the east front of the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. A small group of people stand near a fence on the lawn in front of the building. A...

Date: 1865-04-11 

Description: Front of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commission f...

Drawing

Chair Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A sketch of a chair invention by John Muir.

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis, dressed as a woman, floating in a washtub labeled "Lady Davis" which flies the Confederate flag. He holds a bottle in his left hand and st...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A cherub (angel) sits on a wagon with a bellows on top. He is blowing bubbles from a pipe. The newest bubble has the words " A ZEPHYR" in it (a zephyr is a...

Print

Camp Randall

Date: 1861 

Description: Christmas and New Years greeting card from Hosea W. Rood, presumably sent to his comrades of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company E, who had been...

Date: 1860 after

Description: Union General Winfield Scott crushes a group of Confederate soldiers and a Confederate flag in his giant left hand. Caption below reads, "SCOTT'S HOLD ON T...

Photograph

"Hazelwood"

Date: 1860 before

Description: The residence of Rev. Clement Fall Le Fevre. Photographed from an old watercolor Painting. Building erected 1844. Four buildings are located in the center...

Photograph

Ed Bass

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Edward Alpheus Bass.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: A map of Wisconsin and Michigan showing the counties, named towns, cities and villages, and railroads. The opposite side includes a lists counties with po...

Date: 1865 

Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864), notable American professor of science. He served for many years as a professor of Chemistry and...

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Seven people are grouped around an impressive two-story home with a fan window at the attic gable and a porch with carpenters lace and latticework. A horse...

Date: 1867 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite studio portrait of Winnebago (Ho-Chunk) man standing in front of a backdrop. He is wearing a long coat, trousers, and boots, and is holding...

Date: 1862 

Description: This map shows townships, landownership, roads, railroads, and swampland in Jefferson County. There is an inset maps showing the towns of: Watertown, Jeffe...

Date: 1863 ca.

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

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