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Term: Eastman, Seth 1808 - 1875

Definition: soldier, artist, b. Brunswick, Me. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point (1829), was stationed at Ft. Crawford, Prairie du Chien (1829-1830) and at Ft. Snelling, Minn. (1830-1831). He taught drawing at West Point (1833-1840), served in the Florida war (1840-1841), and was again stationed at Ft. Snelling (1841-1848). After serving in Texas (1848-1849), he was called to Washington, D.C., where he spent five years preparing the illustrations for Henry Schoolcraft's History, Conditions and Future Prospects of the Indian Tribes in the U.S. Eastman rose to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the army, and was retired from active military service in 1863 with the brevet rank of brigadier general. He was recalled to duty by act of Congress in 1867 in order to execute paintings for the House and Senate committees on Indian Affairs and on Military Affairs. He lived in Washington until his death. One of the pioneer army painters and illustrators of the American Indian, Eastman executed numerous drawings and paintings of Indian and military life in the Wisconsin-Minnesota region as well as in the other areas in which he served. Smithsonian Inst. Misc. Collections, 87 (3), Apr. 1932; M. H. Eastman, Amer. Aboriginal Portfolio (Philadelphia, [1853]); P. Butts, Art in Wis. (Madison, 1936); WPA MS.

[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]

56 records found

Earl, Anthony S. 1936
Earles, William Henry 1852 - 1908
Earling, Albert John 1848 - 1925
Early, Michael P. 1918
Earnest, James Harrison 1818 - 1900
Eastern Orthodox in Wisconsin
Eastman, Ben C. 1812 - 1856
Eastman, George Burden 1811 - 1892
Eastman, Seth 1808 - 1875
Eaton, Edward Dwight 1851 - 1942
Eaton, Samuel Witt 1820 - 1905
Edgerton, Benjamin Hyde 1811 - 1886
Edgerton, Elisha W. 1815 - 1904
Edwards, Benjamin Eugene 1845 - 1916
Edwards, Ira 1893 - 1943
Ehle, Ida Pope
Eielsen, Elling 1804 - 1883
Eikenberry, Jill 1947 -
Ekern, Herman Lewis 1872 - 1954
Ela, Richard Emerson 1812 - 1888
Elconin, Michael H. 1953
Eldred, Anson 1820 - 1895
Eldredge, Charles Augustus 1820 - 1896
Elfers, Earl H. 1913
Ellis, Albert Gallatin 1800 - 1885
Ellis, Michael G. 1941
Ellsworth, Lemuel 1836 - 1898
Ely, Richard Theodore 1854 - 1943
Emery, John Quincy 1843 - 1928
Enderis, Dorothy 1880 - 1952
Engeleiter, Susan Shannon 1952
Engelmann, Peter 1823 - 1874
English immigrants in Wisconsin
Episcopals in Wisconsin
Ernst, August Frederic 1841 - 1924
Erpenbach, Jon B. 1961
Erskine, Manessa Berthier 1819 - 1894
Esch, John Jacob 1861 - 1941
Eschweiler, Alexander Chadbourne 1865 - 1940
Eschweiler, Franz Chadbourne 1863 - 1929
Essie, Patrick 1953
Estabrook, Charles Edward 1847 - 1918
Estabrook, Experience 1813 - 1894
Esterly, George 1809 - 1893
Estonians in Wisconsin
Etherington, George, ca. 1722-1802.
Evangelicals in Wisconsin
Evans, Curtis Alban 1879 - 1947
Evans, Evan Alfred 1876 - 1948
Evans, Joseph Spragg 1875 - 1948
Everest, David Clark 1883 - 1955
Everett, Charles Horatio 1855 - 1947
Everson, Harland E. 1917
Evinrude, Ole 1877 - 1934
Evjue, William T., 1882-1970
Ewing, Mark Clayton 1869 - 1922

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