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Old Abe Displayed to Crowd



Old Abe Displayed to Crowd
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Title: Old Abe Displayed to Crowd
Description: Engraving of Old Abe, mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Civil War Voluntary Infantry, displayed for a crowd. The eagle bearer holds Old Abe's staff perch while two other uniformed soldiers stand nearby. In the background is an indistinct crowd of soldiers with bayonets pointing skyward, and well-dressed onlookers watching the spectacle.

Text at bottom reads "The Eagle Bearer, six feet eight and a half inches high, of Captain Perkins' "Chippewa Eagles." Sketched by A.W. Grippen."

Image ID: 33811
Creation
Date:
October 14, 1861 
Creator
Name:
Grippen, A. W.
Collection
Name:
Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Genre: Print
Additional
Information:
Excerpted from New York Illustrated News, Oct. 14, 1861, p. 370.
Subjects: Mascots
Soldiers
Birds
Hats
Weapons
Military uniforms
Civil War, 1861-1865
Crowds
Men
Dresses
Clothing and dress
Engraving
 

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