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Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry



Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
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Title: Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
Description: "Old Abe" and "Color Guard" of the Eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, posed in uniform, outside with Old Abe on a shield perch. Likely Edward Homaston of Eau Claire holding the perch. Sgt. Ambrose Armitage is third from left. The portion of the photograph featuring Old Abe appears altered.

Image ID: 1945
Creation
Date:
July 1863 
Creator
Name:
Not known
City, State: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Collection
Name:
Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Presented by William W. Bartlett of Eau Claire, WI, 1912 See Image ID: 78934 for a photograph of a painting by C.L. Richman, owned by Mr. Shedd of Marshall Field and Co., Chicago. The painting may have been done over a copy of the Vicksburg photograph. This picture also exists as a lithograph issued by Dunlap, Sewall and Spaulding of Chicago, and as a wood engraving in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper.
Subjects: Mascots
Soldiers
Birds
Armed Forces
Battlefields
Firearms
Military uniforms
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Flags
 

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