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Old Abe and His Regiment Color Guard

Old Abe and His Regiment Color Guard
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Title: Old Abe and His Regiment Color Guard
Description: Photograph of a monochrome painting of "Old Abe" the bald eagle mascot of the Eighth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and his regiment color guard. The uniformed group stands holding rifles and flags in a field bordered with woods. A pup-tent is visible in the lower left. Likely, Edward Homaston of Eau Claire holding the perch. Sgt. Ambrose Armitage third from left.

Image ID: 78934
July 1863 
City, State: Vicksburg, Mississippi
Album 17 (The Civil War--Old Abe, Wisconsin Civil War Eagle)
Genre: Photograph
Painting by C.L. Richman, owned by Mr. Shedd of Marshall Field and Co., Chicago. Image also exists as a lithograph issued by Dunlap, Sewall and Spaulding of Chicago, and as a wood engraving in Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper.

See Image ID: 1945 for original photograph.

Subjects: Mascots
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Portraits, Group
Civil War, 1861-1865
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group

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