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Camp of the 2nd Wisconsin



Camp of the 2nd Wisconsin
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Title: Camp of the 2nd Wisconsin
Description: A group of people at the headquarters tent of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry. Seated (left to right) are officers Lucius Fairchild, Colonel Edwin O'Connor, and Major Thomas Allen. With them are Mrs. Hathaway, Captain Hathaway (standing) and Mary Howe. Behind the tent is a man identified in Fairchild's own handwriting as Ralph, who wears one of the black hats for which the 2nd Wisconsin and other regiments in the Iron Brigade were famous.

Image ID: 33489
Creator
Name:
Unknown
City, State: Virginia
Collection
Name:
Album 13 (The Civil War--Portraits, Military Camps, Military Training)
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
Lucius Fairchild enlisted in the 1st Wisconsin Volunteers in 1861 and later was commissioned as an officer of the 2nd Wisconsin Infantry in which he rose to the rank of colonel and served in most of the major battles in the eastern sector, until Gettysburg. In 1863 Fairchild lost an arm at the Battle of Gettysburg, after which he was discharged from the Army. This photograph was donated to the Historical Society by the Fairchild family.
Subjects: Tents
Hats
Military uniforms
Portraits, Group
Civil War, 1861-1865
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Women
Dresses
Military camps
Headquarters, Military
 

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