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The food may have been awful and the housing drafty but regiments often ran their own lending libraries, built churches, kept pets, and bought delicacies from licensed purveyors. A New York chaplain reported that his encampment had a "weekly newspaper, temperance league and a Christian Association."

Camp of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Camp of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry, February 1864
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Photographed 1864, printed later
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-92389


Morris Island, South Carolina.

Morris Island, South Carolina. July or August 1863, Unidentified camp
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1863
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-108472


Brandy Station, Va. Camp at Army of the Potomac headquarters

Brandy Station, Va. Camp at Army of the Potomac headquarters; Zouaves in foreground
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, winter quarters at Brandy Station, December 1863-April 1864.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864 April
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7327


Brandy Station, Va. Chief Engineer's camp

Brandy Station, Va. Chief Engineer's camp, another view
Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, winter quarters at Brandy Station, December 1863-April 1864.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864 February
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7560


7th N.Y. State Militia

7th N.Y. State Militia, Camp Cameron, D.C., 1861
Soldier, holding bayoneted rifle, standing full-length in front of tent, African American male seated beside him, and others in tent.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Photographed 1861, printed later
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-126533


Yorktown, Va., vicinity. Group

Yorktown, Va., vicinity. Group before the photographic tent at Camp Winfield Scott
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1862 May
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-0349


Atlanta, Ga. City Hall

Atlanta, Ga. City Hall; camp of 2d Massachusetts Infantry on the grounds
Photograph of the War in the West. These photographs are of Sherman in Atlanta, September-November, 1864. After three and a half months of incessant maneuvering and much hard fighting, Sherman forced Hood to abandon the munitions center of the Confederacy. Sherman remained there, resting his war-worn men and accumulating supplies, for nearly two and a half months. During the occupation, George N. Barnard, official photographer of the Chief Engineer's Office, made the best documentary record of the war in the West; but much of what he photographed was destroyed in the fire that spread from the military facilities blown up at Sherman's departure on November 15.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-2708


Manassas, Va. Confederate winter quarters

Manassas, Va. Confederate winter quarters
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Confederate winter quarters, 1861-1862.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1862 July
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-0648


Officers' winter quarters

Officers' winter quarters, Army of Potomac, Brandy Station
Two men beside log structure with brick chimney, Brandy Station, Virginia.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864 March
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-99720


Centreville, Va. Confederate winter quarters

Centreville, Va. Confederate winter quarters
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Confederate winter quarters, 1861-1862.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1862 March
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-0332


Petersburg, Va. Quarters of photographers

Petersburg, Va. Quarters of photographers attached to Engineer Corps in front of Petersburg
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1865 March
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8184-7347


Centreville, Va. Confederate winter quarters

Centreville, Va. Confederate winter quarters, south view
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, Confederate winter quarters, 1861-1862.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1862 March
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7212


Head Quarters of Gen. J.H.H. Ward

Head Quarters of Gen. J.H.H. Ward, February 17, 1864
Headquarters of Gen. John Henry Hobart Ward.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864, printed later
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-123118


Brandy Station, Va. Col. John R. Coxe

Brandy Station, Va. Col. John R. Coxe, A.C.S., and lady seated at Army of the Potomac headquarters
Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, winter quarters at Brandy Station, December 1863-April 1864. Photograph includes woman.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864 February
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7126


Servants at quarters of Prince de Joinville

Servants at quarters of Prince de Joinville in front of Yorktown, May 3, 1862
Four men with wash tub, frying pan, etc.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Photographed 1862, printed later
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-7993


Bealeton, Va. Group of military telegraph operators

Bealeton, Va. Group of military telegraph operators
Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Meade in Virginia, August-November 1863.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1863 August
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7358


The Peninsula, Va. Lt. George A. Custer

The Peninsula, Va. Lt. George A. Custer with dog
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1862
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-2344


Cumberland Landing, Va. Federal encampment

Cumberland Landing, Va. Federal encampment; view from tree
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Peninsular Campaign, May-August 1862.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1862 May
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-1224


Alexandria, Va. Cooks

Alexandria, Va. Cooks in the kitchen of Soldiers' Rest
Photograph of Washington, 1862-1865, view of Alexandria, Va.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1865 July
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-7863


City Point, Va. African American army cook

City Point, Va. African American army cook at work
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the siege of Petersburg, June 1864-April 1865.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: Between 1860 and 1865
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-2597


Dutch Gap, Va. Bomb-proof quarters

Dutch Gap, Va. Bomb-proof quarters of Major Strong
Photograph from the main eastern theater of war, the Army of the James, June 1864-April 1865. Shows a group of African Americans in front of a house; they appear to be servants.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1864 November
REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-B8171-2551


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