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2nd Wisconsin Officers' Mess

2nd Wisconsin Officers' Mess
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Title: 2nd Wisconsin Officers' Mess
Description: Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry officers' mess. Pictured are: Surgeon A.J. Ward, Major Thomas S. Allen, Lt. Colonel Lucius Fairchild, and Colonel Edgar O'Connor, as well as a butler, a cook, and other staff.

Image ID: 1908
City, State: Chain Bridge, Virginia
Album 13 (The Civil War--Portraits, Military Camps, Military Training)
Genre: Photograph
The Second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized at Madison, Wis. on 11 June 1861 as a three-year regiment. The Second Wisconsin fought in most of the major battles in the Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania area." In July 1861 the Second was brigaded with three New York regiments of Infantry, the whole under command of Colonel, and later General, William T. Sherman, and in this organization participated in the battle of Bull Run, Virginia, July 21, 1861. On the 27th of August 1861, the regiment was assigned to the brigade under the command of Brigadier General Rufus King. During the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland, their performance drew the admiration of General Joseph Hooker who ever after referred to them as an Iron Brigade. This print was donated by Lucius Fairchild family.
Subjects: Dinners and dining
Military uniforms
Civil War, 1861-1865
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
Military camps

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