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Date: 1865-06-28 

Description: Reverse side of a letter written and sent by Robert E. Lee from Washington College in Lexington, Kentucky to Cyrus McCormick. Lee acted as president of Was...

Date: 1861 after

Description: This map shows lot and block numbers, piers, streets, monuments, and township section corners. Included is a note on the width of avenues, piers, slips, al...

Date: 1863 

Description: Seated portrait of Jeremiah Curtin wearing gloves.

Date: 1861 

Description: A hand-drawn poster, produced by S.W. Martin's Writing Academy of Madison, listing the officers and men of the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry,...

Date: 1860-04-23 

Description: Receipt for trees and shrubs purchased from John M. Dunlop by Hercules Dousman for gardens at Villa Louis.

Date: 1868 

Description: This map of the state of Wisconsin was created in 1868 and later used by Increase Lapham to trace an outbreak of tornadoes going across the state in May of...

Date: 1866 

Description: Trees stripped of bark. There is a fence on the right. In the far background is a building, perhaps a house, on a hill. Plate 19

Date: 1860 ca.

Description: Farmhouses near P. Rodenschmit Hill.

Date: 1862 

Description: The second in a series of three maps of the Virginia Peninsua. This map details the area from Williamsburg north to West Point.

Photograph

J.M. Faust

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Tintype portrait of J.M. Faust of Broadhead, Wisconsin, member of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry band. He is seated in uniform and holds an E-flat horn. The bu...

Date: 1866 

Description: View of earthworks at the battlefield at Resacca. Dirt roads cross the field in the distance, leading to a farm and what appears to be a river. Plate 22

Date: 1860 after

Description: Jefferson Davis as a spider traps flies in his web. The web appears to be attached to the Union flag. He has a skull and crossbones on his back and blood d...

Photograph

Young Old Abe

Date: 1861 ca.

Description: Carte-de-visite of Old Abe, the Wisconsin war eagle on a perch. The adolescent bird still has partially brown head feathers. The card appears to have a s...

Drawing

Chair Invention

Date: 1863 ca.

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

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Elevated view of the first Milwaukee railroad depot, which was used by the Milwaukee & Waukesha and the Milwaukee & Mississippi railroads. The Milwaukee &...

Photograph

Kane's Hotel

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Kane's Hotel, built in about 1839 by Ezekiel Tainter, and then called the Phoenix Hotel, on Main Street. It passed through many hands but retained the orig...

Date: 1861 

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

Date: 1865 ca.

Description: Milwaukee Street looking west with small dog in foreground.

Photograph

Ripon College

Date: 1863 after

Description: A three-story building with a cupola stands at the bottom of a hill on the Ripon College campus, surrounded by trees.

Photograph

Sawyer House

Date: 1863 ca.

Description: A view of Senator Philetus Sawyer's residence. Sawyer was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1881.

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