PERIOD COLOR LITHOGRAPH SHOWING THE CAMP OF THE 56TH NEW YORK INFANTRY ALSO KNOWN AS THE XTH LEGION

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Very nice hand colored lithograph of the camp of the 56th New York at Camp Davis. The regiment is shown in line of battle formation in front of the tents of their camp with some trees scattered in the background and pickets in the foreground.

Caption at bottom reads “COL. C. H. VANWYCK, 56TH REG. N.Y. S.V. 10TH LEGION, CAMP DAVIS.”

Colors are strong and the paper is in excellent condition.

Item comes in the original gold painted wood frame.

The 56th New York was organized at Newburgh, New York in October of 1861. The regiment was originally assigned to the 4th Corps of the Army of the Potomac but then moved around a lot seeing service with the 18th Corps and 10th Corps. They saw action at Bottom’s Bridge, Fair Oaks, John’s Island, Honey Hill and Dingle’s Mill.

During its service the regiment lost 4 officers and 276 men killed, died of wounds and disease. [sf] [ph:L]

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