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Description: Composite photograph of the Wisconsin Senate of 1862. At the top is a depiction of the Wisconsin State Capitol.
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.
Description: An introduction to the Kentucky Papers, written by Spencer Records, which begins, "I have written the following narrative partly for my own satisfaction an...
Date: 1861 ca.
Description: East wing of the third Wisconsin State Capitol building (second in Madison) photographed from the U.S. Hotel building which was located at the corner of Ea...
Date: 1862 ca.
Description: McCormick self-delivery [self-rake] reaper with buildings in the background. The reaper appears to be the model that Cyrus McCormick displayed at the Londo...
Description: Carte-de-visite portrait of James Dwight Dana (1813-1895), American minerologist, geologist, and zoologist. He is best known for his discoveries of mountai...
Date: 1865 ca.
Description: Officers of the 43rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, with Colonel Amasa Cobb seated at the center. It is likely this picture was taken when the field and sta...
Description: "The 2nd and 7th Iowa and the 52nd Indiana headed by General Smith storming up the rebel works at Fort Donelson causing its surrender to General Grant the...
Description: The third Wisconsin State Capitol (the second in Madison), from Governor Farwell's Octagon House, probably early in 1862. Also visible in the downtown are...
Date: 1863 ca.
Description: Watercolor of an invention by John Muir.
Description: Aerial view of a residential part of Janesville.
Date: 1860 after
Description: An elephant carries the Union flag with the words "THE CONSTITUTION LIBERTY AND LAWS!!" on it and wears another Union flag on its back. The elephant's fron...
Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of Daniel C. Eaton (1834-1895), American Botanist. In 1864 (the year of this photograph), Eaton became a professor of bo...
Description: Piece of rope with one end tied in the form of a noose, depicting a skull. Caption below reads, "End of Secession". Blue ink, image on right side of envelo...
Description: Union gunboat "Fort Hindman," a small side-wheel steamship.
Description: The first in a series of three maps of the Virginia Peninsua. This map details the area from Williamsburg south to Fortress Monroe at Hampton Roads and sho...
Description: Stereographic view of a chapel on the campus of Racine College with a man standing in front of it.
Description: The document, signed by Wisconsin State Governor Alexander Randall, appointing Hans C. Heg colonel of the 15th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.
Description: An engraving from a daguerreotype of Ulysses S. Grant.
Description: Backside of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commissio...
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