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Commemorative Roster of Company G, 14th Wisconsin Infantry

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Description: Civil War commemorative roster of Company G, 14th Wisconsin Infantry, surrounded by illustrated scenes.
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Map of the Seat of War

Date: 1860
Description: African American man, left, map depicting Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the border of Pennsylvania, right. Key of "DIRECTIONS" in upper right corner. At...
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My Only Support

Date: 1860
Description: A woman is washing clothes in a washtub. The caption below reads "My only support—both boys gone to the war. I wonder if they would take me?" Red ink on be...
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Virginia Begins the War

Date: 1860
Description: A woman wearing a red shirt and a blue blouse with seven white stars, presumably Virginia, is shooting herself with a cannon that is marked "SECESSION." Ca...
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Old Continentals Letterhead

Date: July 18 1861
Description: Letterhead with a rifle, sword, horn, and Revolutionary War-era hat surrounding a scroll reading: "1776." Text below the illustration reads: "The Old Conti...
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Lincoln Portrait Letterhead

Date: November 14 1868
Description: Letterhead featuring a bust of Abraham Lincoln inside a floral frame. 4 page, folded, illustration printed in upper left in blue ink on lined paper.
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The Pirate Flag

Date: 1860
Description: Confederate flag with the words: "The Pirate Flag" and 8 stars in the blue section, and "Jeff. Davis" and "A.H. Stephens" on the red bars. Cream envelope w...
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Union Gamecock and Secession Chicken

Date: 1860
Description: A rooster with a Union flag, representing the Union army, is facing a chicken (with what appears to be ostrich legs) with a piracy flag, which is supposed...
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Secession Emblems

Date: 1860
Description: A snake, a skull and an ostrich feather in a pile on the ground. The text above reads: "Vanity, Treachery & Death." Caption below reads: "SECESSION EMBLEMS...
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Uncle Sam's Infallible Remedy For All Rebel-ious Complaints

Date: 1860
Description: Uncle Sam has a Confederate man by the neck and is about to kick him in the behind. Caption below reads: "UNCLE SAM'S INFALLIBLE REMEDY FOR ALL Rebel-ious...
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The Man Who Conceived C.S.A.

Date: 1860
Description: Image of a foppish, overdressed man. May be a caricature of Benjamin Disraeli, English statesman. Caption below reads: "The Man who conceived C.S.A." Red i...
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General Lyon of Missouri

Date: 1860
Description: Caricature of General Nathaniel Lyon that, when viewed horizontally, looks like a lion. Text above reads: "Gen. Lyon, of Missouri." Caption to the right re...
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J.D. (his Crest.)

Date: 1860
Description: The "crest" of Jefferson Davis has a horizontal blue field at the top with white stars representing the seceding states. Three vertical fields (red-white-r...
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Jefferson Davis in the Stocks

Date: 1860
Description: A grinning African American man is running towards and mocking Jefferson Davis, who is standing with his head and wrists locked in stocks. Caption below re...
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Sons of Erin

Date: 1860
Description: Portrait of Michael Corcoran. Caption below reads, "SONS OF ERIN!-Let the watchword be CORCORAN! RESCUED IF LIVING, AVENGED IF DEAD!" Black ink on beige en...
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The Constitution

Date: 1860
Description: Two hands shaking with the Constitution, Union flag, battle ax and stars in the background. Caption below reads, "Our Union Forever." Red and blue ink on b...
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Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Date: 1860
Description: A soldier rides a horse with a military camp in the background. Caption below reads, "CAMP WASHBURN, MILWAUKEE - - WIS." Blue ink on beige envelope, image...
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A Confederated Chicken...

Date: 1860
Description: A chicken with most of its feathers missing is wearing a hat and a sword. Below is the caption, "A Confederated Chicken after the Cock of the Walk, (Uncle...
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The Strong Arm of the North

Date: 1860
Description: A strong muscular arm holds a sledge hammer. The caption above reads, "The Strong Arm of the North." Blue ink on beige envelope, image on left side. Image...
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Secession

Date: 1860
Description: A hot air balloon labeled "SECESSION" bursts and drops men and soldiers out of the gondola towards the ground below. The gondola has crossbones on it and t...

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