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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
July 1863 
Not known
City, State: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Genre: Photograph
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
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Civil War, 1861-1865
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group

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