Seventh Regiment., N.Y. State militia in Camp at Frederick, MD., July 1863

Title

Seventh Regiment., N.Y. State militia in Camp at Frederick, MD., July 1863

Abstract

Artist

Date

July 1863

Transcription

Recto: "Seventh Regt., N.Y. State Militia in Camp at Frederick, MD., July 1863 // Conn battery // headquarters // hanging spy // Caloctin range // Avery."
Verso: "Frederick, Md- July 1863- 7th Regt., N.Y.S.M // Frank Leslie Esq.- Dr. Sir, // The enclosed sketch of our camp may be useful to you if so you are quite welcome to it. // The fine farm house & barn on the left are the Smith grounds made memorable as the place where Gen. Hooker so recently resigned his command and transferred it to General Meade. // With the rails from a neighboring fence and a few sheaves of wheat straw we have extemporized a snug camp and are quite comfortable in spite of the rainstorm which has prevailed constantly- Across the wheat field in our rear hangs Wm Richardson a rebel spy, who was arrested with plans and information of the utmost importance to Gen. Lee- he is known throughout the Army as a peddler of books, songs & lithographs- let such ever be the fate of traitors! - The different corps of the grand Army of the Potomac are now passing to the defeat of Lee- flushed with victory- // Yours very truly - John Avery, Jr. 7th Co., 7th Regt., N.Y.S.M."

Condition

Center fold; pinholes; small stains.

Medium

graphite on paper

Dimensions

10.0 x 7.75 in.

Genre

Graphite drawings--American--1860-1870

Coordinates

39.4142687999999, -77.4105409

Source

Original drawing location: CW-JA-MD-7-63 (Box 10).

URI

http://hdl.handle.net/2345/4966

Ref. Number

(Becker)CW-JA-MD-7-63

Citation

Avery, John, “Seventh Regiment., N.Y. State militia in Camp at Frederick, MD., July 1863,” The Becker Collection, accessed February 23, 2024, https://beckercollection.bc.edu/items/show/2931.