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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...
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Old Abe Sitting on a Cannon

Date: 1875
Description: Old Abe, eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, perched at the end of a cannon looking left with the American flag in the background. Serve...
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Old Abe Memorial Day

Date: May 30 1904
Description: Chromolithograph of Old Abe, Wisconsin War Eagle. The title reads: "Memorial Day in Wisconsin Schools."
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Old Abe at the Wisconsin State Capitol (Third)

Date: 1875
Description: Old Abe, the eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry, posed on a cannon with the third Wisconsin State Capitol in the background. From 1864 until his de...
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Old Abe at the GAR Museum

Date: 1904
Description: "Old Abe," the famous eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry, on exhibit in the G.A.R. Museum in the third Wisconsin State Capitol. This photograph was...
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Old Abe Displayed to Crowd

Date: October 14 1861
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 t...
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Adolescent Old Abe

Date: 1861
Description: The mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment, Old Abe as an adolescent standing on a shield perch outdoors. The young eagle stands in profile and his head fea...
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Old Abe Taking a Sunbath "Wayside Gems" Photograph

Date: 1879
Description: Old Abe, the Wisconsin War eagle, is perched outdoors with his wings stretched a little, on a stars and stripes shield near a cannon with a flag in the bac...
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Crest from Reynolds Escutcheons of Military and Naval Service

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Description: Crest created by Reynolds Escutcheons of Military and Naval Service to commemorate the 8th Wisconsin Infantry. The crest has the seal of Wisconsin and an e...
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Old Abe with New Testament

Date: 1881
Description: Stuffed Old Abe, the Wisconsin Civil War eagle, perched on an American flag with a copy of the New Testament propped in front.
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Officer's Commission of the Army of the American Eagle

Date: April 11 1865
Description: Front of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commission f...
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Boys and Girls Recruitment Certificate

Date: April 11 1865
Description: Backside of a fund-raising certificate of the U.S. Sanitary Commission appointing Emily Grouch a sergeant in the Army of the American Eagle. The Commissio...
Postcard

Old Abe Perched on a Log

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Description: Old Abe, the eagle mascot of the 8th Regiment of the Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, perched on a log with the background of a rural Wisconsin valley. There...
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Old Abe on Perch

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Description: A wood engraving of Old Abe, Civil War eagle mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry.
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Photographic Portrait of Old Abe

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Description: Vintage portrait print of Old Abe, 8th Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment's eagle mascot. The print reads at the top, "8th Wisconsin's Famous War-Eagle, 1861-5"...
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"Old Abe" Marker

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Description: Marker for Old Abe placed on the bank of the Chippewa River in Eau Claire by the Eau Claire chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The marker...
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Eagle with Wings Spread

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Description: Drawing of eagle with wings spread. In the eagle's talons is a rolled piece of paper and flag. There is also a flag on the right hand side of the drawing...
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Ahgamahwegezhig (Chief Sky)

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Description: Ahgamahwegezhig (Chief Sky), a Lac du Flambeau Chippewa and the original captor of "Old Abe", mascot of Wisconsin's 8th Volunteer Regiment and Wisconsin's...
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The Eagle House

Date: 1911
Description: Exterior of cabin in Chippewa County where Old Abe was kept after his capture as a wild eaglet. The cabin is referred to as the "Eagle House".
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Old Abe's Feather

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Description: A feather, likely from Old Abe. It was found among unsorted material in an envelope marked "Old Abe's feather for Helen". There is no information on who...

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