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1st Wisconsin Infantry, Company C

1st Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
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Title: 1st Wisconsin Infantry, Company C
Description: Five members of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry, Company C, who enlisted in 1861, were captured at the Battle of Chickamauga, and escaped together from a Confederate prison. From left to right standing: Joseph Leach and Lemuel McDonald. From left to right sitting: Chauncey S. Chapman, Thomas Anderson, and John R. Schofield. This photograph was probably taken after their escape, when they were reunited in Cincinnati at the soldiers' home there.

Image ID: 33518
Album 13 (The Civil War--Portraits, Military Camps, Military Training)
Genre: Photograph
To see a 1914 newspaper article describing their escape from prison, go to To see the roster of their company, go to
Subjects: Soldiers
Military uniforms
Portraits, Group
Civil War, 1861-1865

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