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The 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, part of the fabled Iron Brigade of the West, was among more than 2,000 Wisconsin Soldiers to fight at the Battle of Gettysburg. Image courtesy The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (Madison, WI)

The 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, part of the fabled Iron Brigade of the West, was among more than 2,000 Wisconsin Soldiers to fight at the Battle of Gettysburg. Image courtesy The Wisconsin Veterans Museum (Madison, WI)

Unidentified Wisconsin Soldier Of The Famed Iron Brigade He looks confidently into the lens of the camera while home on veteran furlough in 1864. The Civil War touched virtually every Wisconsin family. Between 1861-1865, more than 91,000 young men...

Unidentified Wisconsin Soldier Of The Famed Iron Brigade He looks confidently into the lens of the camera while home on veteran furlough in 1864. The Civil War touched virtually every Wisconsin family. Between 1861-1865, more than 91,000 young men...

GWYN & CAMPBELL CARBINE:  Built in Hamilton, OH, this breechloading carbine was to be ordered in a series of contracts, luckily totaling 13, and resulting in a little over 8,000 guns coming to federal forces during the American Civil War. Examples of the carbine went to Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin cavalry units. Yet, the design was not as well liked as the Sharps or Spencer designs. Also known as the “Union carbine” & “Grapevine…

GWYN & CAMPBELL CARBINE: Built in Hamilton, OH, this breechloading carbine was to be ordered in a series of contracts, luckily totaling 13, and resulting in a little over 8,000 guns coming to federal forces during the American Civil War. Examples of the carbine went to Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee and Wisconsin cavalry units. Yet, the design was not as well liked as the Sharps or Spencer designs. Also known as the “Union carbine” & “Grapevine…

Processing archivist Andrew Baraniak holds a rose ambrotype from 1861 at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison. The image is on a type of glass negative that could be made to appear as a positive by backing it with black varnish or paper. Last fall the Wisconsin Veterans Museum was awarded a $31,000 grant to digitize the museum's collection of Civil War images.

Preserving images of the Civil War in the age of Google

Processing archivist Andrew Baraniak holds a rose ambrotype from 1861 at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in Madison. The image is on a type of glass negative that could be made to appear as a positive by backing it with black varnish or paper. Last fall the Wisconsin Veterans Museum was awarded a $31,000 grant to digitize the museum's collection of Civil War images.

Chimborazo Hospital  Chimborazo Hospital was an American Civil War era facility built in Richmond, Virginia, to service the needs of the Confederate Army. It functioned between 1862 and 1865, treating over 76,000 injured Confederate soldiers. It achieved a 20 percent mortality rate, and today the site is owned by the National Park Service and is used as the visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park.

Chimborazo Hospital Chimborazo Hospital was an American Civil War era facility built in Richmond, Virginia, to service the needs of the Confederate Army. It functioned between 1862 and 1865, treating over 76,000 injured Confederate soldiers. It achieved a 20 percent mortality rate, and today the site is owned by the National Park Service and is used as the visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park.

The Civil War Diary of Lieutenant Robert Molford Addison, Co. E, 23rd Wisconsin Infantry, December 24, 1863 - December 29, 1864 - Diane E. Greene. Approximately 12,000 Union troops fought in the April 1864 battles of Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hill in Louisiana. The diary covers the period December 1863 through 1864, discussing the battles and the Red River Campaign that followed. “The purpose of this work is to let the words of Addison describe what was going on in his world and…

The Civil War Diary of Lieutenant Robert Molford Addison, Co. E, 23rd Wisconsin Infantry, December 24, 1863 - December 29, 1864 - Diane E. Greene. Approximately 12,000 Union troops fought in the April 1864 battles of Sabine Cross Roads and Pleasant Hill in Louisiana. The diary covers the period December 1863 through 1864, discussing the battles and the Red River Campaign that followed. “The purpose of this work is to let the words of Addison describe what was going on in his world and…

vonStiehl winery - features a tasting room, a 10,000 square foot production facility, three Civil war era underground limestone tunnels and a spacious outdoor terrace with Lake Michigan views. Take a tour of our Algoma, Wisconsin winery.

vonStiehl winery - features a tasting room, a 10,000 square foot production facility, three Civil war era underground limestone tunnels and a spacious outdoor terrace with Lake Michigan views. Take a tour of our Algoma, Wisconsin winery.

Wisconsin Historical Society....  A treasure trove for Badger State history of all kinds—including Civil War records, images and 150,000 names in biographical sketches, obituaries and newspaper articles—this site also lets you search 1 million births, 1 million marriages and 400,000 deaths, all pre-1907.

Wisconsin Historical Society.... A treasure trove for Badger State history of all kinds—including Civil War records, images and 150,000 names in biographical sketches, obituaries and newspaper articles—this site also lets you search 1 million births, 1 million marriages and 400,000 deaths, all pre-1907.

New Milwaukee Condo Listing by Heidi Niespodzany. This condo is the heart of downtown living! Milwaukee's most renowned restaurants, shops and nightlife are right out your front door. The building of only 10 units blends 19th century charm of the pre-civil war landmark building with modern conveniences. Listed at $200,000. 715 N Milwaukee Street, #304, Milwaukee. Contact Heidi at 920-606-1775 or e-mail heidinhomes@gmail.com.

New Milwaukee Condo Listing by Heidi Niespodzany. This condo is the heart of downtown living! Milwaukee's most renowned restaurants, shops and nightlife are right out your front door. The building of only 10 units blends 19th century charm of the pre-civil war landmark building with modern conveniences. Listed at $200,000. 715 N Milwaukee Street, #304, Milwaukee. Contact Heidi at 920-606-1775 or e-mail heidinhomes@gmail.com.

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