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Photograph

The "Prairie Bird"

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: Union gunboat "Prairie Bird," a small rear-wheel steamship.

Photograph

Fashionable Couples

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Two well-dressed couples near wood fence in front of frame house with hipped roof.

Drawing

Men and Cannons

Date: 1862 

Description: Cannons aimed out of several openings. Soldiers are working with cannons.

Date: 1866 

Description: Exterior of Fort Sumter. A cannon has fallen on the steep shoreline and waves are hitting the rocks. Plate 58

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Horace Greeley, wearing top hat, with soldiers at the Union Army Winter Quarters.

Date: 1862 

Description: Cover of an advertising booklet for John H. Manny's Single Mower. It features an illustration of men using the mower, surrounded by informative text.

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: This manuscript map shows the surveyed areas of the Town of Aztalan, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. Acreage of the surveyed parcels is given and lakes and st...

Photograph

Chris Early

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Waist-up carte-de-visite portrait of Corporal Chris Early, Company K, 13th Wisconsin Infantry. Died on May 18, 1865 of a disease.

Date: 1869 ca.

Description: Mixed group, mostly children, having a picnic in the woods, perhaps connected with the dedication of the East Blue Mounds Lutheran Church.

Photograph

Malvern Hill

Date: 1862-07-01 

Description: "Malvern Hill." The site of the battle in a half-toned photograph from a book.

Date: 1869 

Description: The Chicago & Northwestern Railroad depot. Included in the photograph is an omnibus operated by Major Throup.

Date: 1867 

Description: Bird's-eye map of Ripon, with insets of points of interest.

Date: 1863-06 

Description: Halftone print of an adolescent Old Abe, bald eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Closeup image of Old Abe on his shi...

Date: 1860-11 

Description: Confederate Presidential Election ballot. Jefferson Davis and Alex. H. Stephens were elected without opposition. The corrosion on the front is caused by th...

Date: 1860 after

Description: A mother, Lady Liberty, sleeps in a four poster bed. She is wearing a liberty cap. The canopy on the bed is made of Union flags. A girl, representing the s...

Historical Object

Framed Leaves

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Skeletonized leaves in oval frame.

Date: 1864 ca.

Description: This map of the battlefield on the North Anna River at Hanover Junction illustrates the Union positions in blue and Confederate positions in red. Roads, ra...

Photograph

Fire Company Wagon

Date: 1868 ca.

Description: The first ladder wagon of Capitol Hook and Ladder Company #1 posed at the corner of Pinckney and Main streets to show off the length of the wagon and the 4...

Date: 1869-07-04 

Description: The Camilla, a wood-burning locomotive that belonged to the Chicago & Northwestern Railway. The locomotive is decorated for the 4th of July, 1869.

Date: 1866 ca.

Description: Vignetted carte-de-visite portrait of James Hall (1811-1898), American geologist and paleontologist. Thought to be the top American invertebrate paleontol...

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