The Civil War Parlor

”The dead continue to live by way of the resurrection we give them in telling their stories” -Stories of Real Human Beings Make History Powerful, Photographs Make it Immediate. A Blog Remembering the Men and Women of the American Civil War, North & South, people, faces, and a unique culture we will never see again. Photos and stories about the people that lived it, including African American Photographs, pre civil war photos and the period in cultural history that began just after the civil war. The historical info, photos and documents in this blog reflect the attitudes, perspectives, and beliefs of different times. This blog does not endorse the views expressed in some posts, which may contain materials offensive to some readers, you cannot compare the beliefs and ethical values of the people of the 1800's to the standards of today. Every effort is taken to remember the men and women of the Union and Confederacy equally with dignity and respect. The events of the war, and the men of the war, are fast fading from the public attention. Its history is growing to be an “Old, Old Story.” Public interest is weakening day by day. The memory of march, and camp, and battle-field, of the long and manly endurance, of the superb and uncomplaining courage, of the mass of sacrifice that redeemed the Nation, is fast dying out. Those who rejoice in the liberty and peace secured by the soldier’s suffering and privation, accept the benefits, but deny or forget the benefactor-1877 National Tribune.

Pvt. Frederick Lythson, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry~

Wearing the Wisconsin militia gray frock coat and tall cap issued in the early days of the war. He was wounded at Gettysburg and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1864. Courtesy of Lance J. Herdegen
Wisconsin Soldiers Fought In Every Major Battle Of The Civil War.
By the end of the war, 91,327 men had served in fifty-six regiments. Recruits were trained in Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Racine, and Madison. Camp Randall, Wisconsin’s major training facility in Madison, also housed Confederate prisoners. Many of Wisconsin’s regiments were composed primarily of single ethnic groups: the 9th, 26th, 27th, and 45th were mainly German, while Norwegians filled the ranks of the 15th regiment. 
The 8th Wisconsin became known as the “Eagle Regiment” because of a pet bald eagle, named Old Abe, that they carried into battle on a perch with an American flag. 12,301 Wisconsin soldiers died, and thousands more were wounded or confined in Southern military prisons. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.

Pvt. Frederick Lythson, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry~

Wearing the Wisconsin militia gray frock coat and tall cap issued in the early days of the war. He was wounded at Gettysburg and transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1864. Courtesy of Lance J. Herdegen

Wisconsin Soldiers Fought In Every Major Battle Of The Civil War.

By the end of the war, 91,327 men had served in fifty-six regiments. Recruits were trained in Milwaukee, Fond du Lac, Racine, and Madison. Camp Randall, Wisconsin’s major training facility in Madison, also housed Confederate prisoners. Many of Wisconsin’s regiments were composed primarily of single ethnic groups: the 9th, 26th, 27th, and 45th were mainly German, while Norwegians filled the ranks of the 15th regiment.

The 8th Wisconsin became known as the “Eagle Regiment” because of a pet bald eagle, named Old Abe, that they carried into battle on a perch with an American flag. 12,301 Wisconsin soldiers died, and thousands more were wounded or confined in Southern military prisons. View more information elsewhere at wisconsinhistory.org.

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