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Camp Randall

Date: May 1864
Description: Lithograph of Camp Randall, where the majority of Wisconsin's soldiers were trained and mustered into the Union Army. This view, which was taken from Basc...
Photograph

Old Abe and the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

Date: July 1863
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 H...
Photograph

General Labor Strike at Allis Reliance Works

Date: May 04 1886
Description: Edward P. Allis Reliance Works under the protection of the Wisconsin State Militia during the first general labor strike. The strike is also known as the...
Photograph

Fort Howard

Date: 1851
Description: A rare photograph of U.S. Army soldiers stationed at Fort Howard canoeing on the Fox River. Fort Howard, built in 1816, was the first in the chain of forts...
Photograph

Bowling at the USO

Date: 1940
Description: A USO volunteer challenges an enthusiastic soldier to a friendly bowling match, ca. 1940-1949.
Photograph

Halbert Eleazer Paine

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Description: Formal vignetted head and shoulders studio portrait of Brigadier General Halbert Eleazer Paine.
Painting

Nathaniel Ames

Date: 1859
Description: Oil portrait of Nathaniel Ames, a former Revolutionary War soldier.
Painting

Battle of Chickamauga, 1863

Date: 1925
Description: "Battle of Chickamauga," an oil painting depicting a dramatic moment in the Battle of Chickamauga, painted by Alfred Thorsen after the lithograph. "Charge...
Print

View of the Great Treaty Held at Prairie du Chien

Date: September 1825
Description: Hand-colored lithograph depicting the 1825 Treaty at Prairie du Chien, with Fort Crawford seen in the background. This treaty negotiated between Governor W...
Photograph

Lt. Nils J. Gilbert

Date: 1864
Description: Full-length studio portrait of Civil War soldier Nils (Niels) J. Gilbert, Company A, of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry, believed to have been taken in October...
Photograph

Syvert A. Lee

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Description: Full-length cabinet card portrait of Syvert A. Lee, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry in uniform next to a prop baluster and railing. The fol...
Photograph

John H. Fonda

Date: 1860
Description: Quarter-plate ambrotype. Three-quarter length portrait of John H. Fonda, settler in the Prairie Du Chien area. He is sitting facing front, with one hand in...
Photograph

Lieutenant A.T. Lamson and Lieutenant E.E. Sill

Date: 1864
Description: Lieutenant A.T. Lamson of Madison and Lieutenant E.E. Sill as they appeared when they reached the Union lines after escaping from Confederate prison at Col...
Poster

Battle of Gettysburg Advertising Poster

Date: 1886
Description: Color lithographed color advertising poster showing a McCormick grain binder at the Civil War battle of Gettysburg. The poster was based on a cyclorama by...
Photograph

Cemetery for War Dead from Iwo Jima

Date: March 1945
Description: The cemetery for the war dead on Guam. The body of a fighting man who died of wounds received during the battle for Iwo Jima is being lowered into the eart...
Photograph

Wisconsin Heavy Artillery at Fort Sherman

Date: 1864
Description: Elevated view of Battery C, 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Heavy Artillery at Fort Sherman, shown here after the battles of Missionary Ridge and Lookout Mountain....
Photograph

Tosten Mossefin

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Description: Seated oval studio portrait of Tosten Mossefin, a private in Company H, 15th Wisconsin Infantry. The following information was obtained from the Regimental...
Photograph

Knudt Johnson

Date: 1865
Description: Tintype/ferrotype waist-up portrait of Knudt Johnson of the Dodgeville Guards, later known as Company C, 12th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. Gold...
Photograph

Artillery at Camp Randall

Date: 1861
Description: Soldiers of the 3rd Wisconsin Artillery at Camp Randall man a cannon on wheels while other men on foot and on horseback follow.
Photograph

Soldiers at Camp Randall

Date: 1861
Description: Soldiers in formation at Camp Randall during winter. The season [there appears to be snow on the ground] and the tents indicate that this image was made in...

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