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Painting

Braddock's Defeat

Date: July 09 1755
Description: An important event of the French and Indian War (1754-1763) was commissioned in 1903 by Robert Laird McCormick, president of the State Historical Society o...
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...
Painting

Wisconsin Heights Battlefield

Date: 1856
Description: Painting by S.M. Brookes of the Wisconsin Heights Battlefield.
Photograph

Gettysburg Battleground

Date: 1863
Description: Stereograph of Gettysburg battlefield showing trees and a stump. Handwritten on reverse, "On the right of our line." This is probably a reference to the te...
Print

Gettysburg Battlefield Memorials

Date: 
Description: An advertisement by the Smith Granite Company showing illustrations of various Gettysburg Battleground Memorials.
Painting

Bad Axe Battleground

Date: 1856
Description: This landscape painting by Samuel Marsden Brookes and Thomas H. Stevenson depicts a broad view of the confluence of Bad Axe and Mississippi Rivers; site of...
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...
Painting

Pecatonica Battle Ground

Date: 1857
Description: Pecatonica Battle Ground.
Photograph

Antietam, Dunker Church

Date: 1890
Description: Site of the Battle to Antietam, The Dunker Church. A group of men stand among trees on the left. Horse-drawn carriages are under trees on the right.
Photograph

Hagerstown Pike

Date: 1890
Description: Hagerstown Pike. A brick wall and trees are along the road on the right.
Photograph

Shell Hole in French House

Date: 
Description: A French house in ruins. Captioned: "Julian Bryan, standing in a hole made by a shell. Notice that French houses are constructed for centuries where Amer...
Photograph

War Ruins

Date: 1917
Description: Ruins of a French house. Captioned: "The first real ruins of the war that any of S.S.U. 12 ever saw. Our way to the front lead over the battlefield of th...
Photograph

Passage for Attack

Date: 
Description: Dirt stairs through the trench wall. Captioned: "Passages up which troops rush for an attack."
Poster

McCormick "Battle of Shiloh" Advertising Poster

Date: 1885
Description: Chromolithograph advertising poster produced for the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company showing a McCormick binder stored in a shed in the middle of the...
Map or Atlas

Map of the Battle of Point Pleasant

Date: 1876
Description: A map of the site of the Battle of Point Pleasant.
Photograph

Launching Rockets During Battle of Iwo Jima

Date: 1945
Description: Soldiers firing rockets from two International M-2-4 launch vehicles during combat operations in Iwo Jima.
Photograph

Iwo Jima Airfield

Date: February 1945
Description: Airfield #1, Iwo Jima, with Mt Surabachi in the distance. This image is one of many taken by Milwaukee photographer Dickey Chapelle during the assault on...
Photograph

Battlefield Diorama of Soap Carvings

Date: November 01 1939
Description: Battlefield diorama made with soap carvings taken for East High School "Tower Times," 2218-22 East Washington Avenue.
Photograph

Clearing Trenches

Date: June 1917
Description: British troops clear German trenches that were destroyed in battle in the Messine Ridge, Flanders.
Photograph

Battle of Gettysburg Panorama #1720

Date: 1889
Description: Stereograph from the Chicago Panorama of the Battle of Gettysburg Representing Pickett's Charge at 4 P.M., July 3rd, 1863: Brooks' Brigade Moving to the Fr...

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