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Object Name Print
Date June 29, 1861
Title Some of "Wilson's Boys" in Wooden Camp at Staten Island
Description Half page from The Illustrated London News, June 29, 1861, p. 602. Hand-colored engraving of 10 men in an interior or on a porch; 7 are standing (one is seen through a window), 2 sit in chairs, and one sits on the floor. Four of the men hold rifles. A sign is posted on the wall: "C. COMPY. / COL WILSON / IN [last word is illegible]". Caption above the illustration: "THE CIVIL WAR IN AMERICA." Caption below illustration: "SOME OF ' WILSON'S BOYS ' IN WOODEN CAMP AT STATEN ISLAND. -- FROM A SKETCH BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST."
Acquisition From Robert Anderson
Ownership and History Staten Island hosted over a dozen military camps of various sizes during the Civil War. The 6th Infantry Regiment of New York, under the command of Col. William Wilson, organized on Staten Island in the spring of 1861. Research suggests they were located at Camp Washington, near the current site of the Staten Island Ferry terminal.
Earliest Date 1861
Latest Date 1861
Subjects Civil wars
Military facilities
Soldiers
Lexicon Sub-category Art
Catalog Number X93.1271
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, May 2013.
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