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Object Name Poster
Date 1861
Title To the Camp Ground of the 55th Regiment
Description Printed broadside, red and black ink on glazed yellow paper. Printed inscription: "TO THE CAMP GROUND / OF THE / 55th REGIMENT / IN 40 MINUTES. / This splendid Regiment is now encamped at / CAMP LAFAYETTE, NEW DORP, / ON THE LINE OF THE / STATEN ISLAND RAILROAD, / Visitors can reach the Encampment from New-York, by NEW AND ELEGANT FERRY / BOATS, from / PIER 2 NORTH RIVER / and the Trains which connect with the / 7 and 10 A.M., 12M., 2, 4 and 6 P.M. boats. / Returning leave the Camp at 7 35, 9 35, 11 40 A.M., 1 40, 3 40, / and 6 15 P.M. / On Sundays, / THE TRAINS LEAVE FROM THE / 9 and 11 A.M., 1, 3 and 6 P.M. boats from New-York. / Returning, leave the Camp at 8 25 and 11 15 A.M. 1 15, 3 15 / and 6 40 P.M., giving ample time to witness the Evening Parade. / The Ferry Boats of this line, leave New-York and Vanderbilt's Landing, every hour from 6 A. / M. to to 7 P.M. And are the only Boats connecting with the Railroad. / GEORGE F. NESBITT & CO., Printers and Stationers, corner of Pearl and Pine Streets, New-York."
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Ownership and History The encampment of the 55th Regiment on Staten Island was reported in the New York Times on September 1, 1861: "Local Military Movements; Departure of the Fifty-Fifth Regiment. This regiment, which has been encamped at New-Dorp, Staten Island, since the 31st July, took their departure for Washington yesterday, leaving Vanderbilt's Landing in a steamboat direct for South Amboy, whence they took the cars for Philadelphia. The regiment is composed mainly of Frenchmen, with a few Germans and Americans, and numbers about 550 rank and file..."
Earliest Date 1861
Latest Date 1861
Maker George F. Nesbitt & Co.
Material Paper
Subjects Railroads
Military facilities
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Catalog Number P06.0013
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Efron family in memory of Dr. Meryl Efron, July 2016.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.