The Cavalry Camp

The Cavalry Camp

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Description
Only a small part of any soldier’s time during the war was spent in battle, and this colored print depicts Union soldiers from a cavalry regiment occupied with the activities of camp life. In the left portion of the illustration, men take part in various chores – chopping firewood, cooking dinner, crafting horseshoes and saddles, and writing dispatches. At the bottom of the image, men smoke and play cards, but look up to greet the arrival of a fellow soldier, who rides into camp with several birds killed during a successful hunt. In the lower right, two men read a large map or document. Above them, the regiment horses stand tied together.
The print was designed by John Lawrence Giles, a New York artist and lithographer active from the mid-1860s to 1882. It was published by the New York firm of Lyon & Co.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Lithograph
Object Type
Lithograph
Date made
1867
publisher
Lyon & Co.
lithographer
Giles, John Lawrence
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Measurements
image: 17 3/4 in x 24 in; 45.085 cm x 60.96 cm
overall: 21 1/2 in x 27 1/2 in; 54.61 cm x 69.85 cm
ID Number
DL.60.2603
catalog number
60.2603
accession number
228146
Credit Line
Harry T. Peters "America on Stone" Lithography Collection
subject
Horses
Chronology: 1860-1869
Eating
Civil War
Uniforms, Military
Wagons
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Art
American Civil War Prints
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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