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The war was still a bloodless adventure when these rare camp photos were taken.
The six stereoscopic images on these pages, taken in November 1861, show the 1. The Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry gathered at Camp Brigham in Reedville, Massachusetts, about two months after volunteer cavalry companies – almost all recruited from the state militia – began registering in Massachusetts. After setting up in camp, the 1st Battalion hoped to be the first to arrive. Brigade to elect field officers from their ranks, but Governor John Andrew of Massachusetts intervened. Andrew felt that professional leadership was needed to form qualified units on a tight schedule. In the 1. Regiment, he handed over the reins to Robert Williams, a native of Virginia, a former lieutenant. Dragoons, and appointed Horace Binney Sargent, a member of his staff, as lieutenant colonel.
Before the war, Robert Williams, a Virginia native, served in the famous 1st Cavalry Division. Dragoon Regiment, but remained loyal to the Union. (History of the First Regiment of Volunteers of the Massachusetts Cavalry).
Early in the war, many volunteers found the cavalry a more attractive and dashing option than the other branches of the military. But to become truly proficient, most soldiers had to train for long periods of time, usually months. Andrew is to be commended for correctly identifying the difficulties that arose. In the fall of 1861, a war that many had predicted would be brief turned into a bloody and protracted affair. With President Abraham Lincoln’s call for more men to go to war, time was not a luxury.
Despite being from Virginia, Williams was a wise choice. As a member of the West Point class of 1851, he received a strong recommendation from Lieutenant General Winfield Scott, who sent Williams on 11. September 1861, promoted to colonel. Williams, however, faced major challenges. The men who volunteered for the 1. According to Massachusetts, they were not selected for their driving ability or even their height and weight. Many of them have never ridden a horse before.
When Williams and Sargent arrived on the scene, they encountered angry people who were not happy that their officers had not been elected from their ranks, and Williams’ decision to disband the old militia companies caused even more discontent. The colonel was a strict disciplinarian and immediately set to work keeping his green and undisciplined troops in check. In early October, Williams issued an order for silence in the camp after hearing the beat. A few days later, he issued another order that his men should spend the necessary time caring for their horses. He also wrote letters to Andrew criticizing the physical and command training of company officers. Some, he said, were too old, some too heavy to ride, and some lacked the energy of the spirit.
To prevent the sword from falling in battle, the
soldiers tied a sword knot (right) to the hilt and wrapped it around the wrist. (Heritage Auctions)
To quell the growing insubordination, the general began firing the most recalcitrant company officers and imprisoning the recalcitrant ones. The 31st. In October he ordered the prisoners of the jail to do the infamous work of guarding the stables and cleaning the manure before the fires were put out.
As the weeks pass, the situation in the camp remains unsettled. Then 2nd Lieutenant Nathaniel Bowditch on the 5th. In November, 1861, he entered the service at Reedville, and was impressed with the rebellious spirit of the men. That same afternoon, violence was even used to quell the disturbances, with one soldier wounded by gunfire. After this incident, Williams decided that he should also select the unit’s company officers. The new replacements came around Thanksgiving.
Transferred to South Carolina in the spring of 1862, the 1st. First Brigade on the 28th. May at the first battle of Pocotaligo and then on the 16th. June participated in the fighting at Secessionville before returning to the eastern battlefield. The 1. The brigade continued to fight throughout the war, primarily as part of the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac, and was reorganized on the 29th. In June 1865 he retired to the reserves.
Williams remained at the head of the unit until October 1862, when he resigned and was transferred to the Adjutant General’s office in Washington, D.C. Prominent Boston men who served in the unit were Charles Adams, grandson of John Quincy Adams, Henry Lee Higginson, founder of the Boston Symphony, and Charles A. Longfellow, son of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
The stereo videos shown here can be dated to early November 1861, before the unit received its new uniforms and when the leaves were still hanging on the trees. They were manufactured by Black & Batchelder, a Boston company founded by James Wallace Black and Perez M. Batchelder. (In 1860, Black became famous for his balloon photographs of Boston, the first bird’s-eye views of the city.)
The photographs show rich images of militia uniforms and camp life. Although many faces and details are out of focus, many individuals can be identified by comparing them to known photographs of officers from World War I. Massachusetts Regiment and identified from regimental history. However, many of the company officials pictured are likely disgruntled members of the unit and will be fired before the end of the month.
In that first fall of the war, it was cold and wet, and some people were wearing coats. While many of these people were not happy with their new leaders, the excitement of being photographed seemed to overshadow their concerns – at least temporarily. The men are dressed in their costumes and are looking forward to the great adventure they are about to experience.
Photo 1 shows a group of five staff officers; Colonel Robert Williams is on the far left. All five men wear the Seko 1851 pattern, decorated with crowns, copper eagles and long tassels compressed into round balls, in accordance with the army regulations of 1851. The dark stripe on William’s tunic is visible, as is the velvet high collar on his coat. The emblems directly above their sights are out of focus, but appear to indicate the United States in the center of the eagle crown.
An 1851 Massachusetts militia bag, similar to those worn by the officers above. He was 11.5 cm tall. (Skinner Auctions)
All officers wear epaulettes and an officer’s belt around their waist. The standing officer, second from the right, wears a chain of pocket watches and his sword hangs from his sword knot, a safety device to prevent a rider from dropping his weapon in battle.
The officer on the far right is probably Major William F. White, the highest ranking militia officer, who many hoped would be appointed commander of the regiment.
The horse on the right in the photo has a status blanket with an eagle and a star, indicating that it was most likely ridden by a brigadier general. The same horse can be seen in the other two pictures.
The tents are located in a wooded area and look out over fields with hills and trees. The tent directly behind the men is a Marquee officer’s tent with a double pole.
Photo #2: Williams (center) and his four officers are pictured in front of a number of soldiers and other officers. Some of them are dressed in militia jackets with dovetails, fancy buttons on the sleeves, high collars and epaulettes. Major Greeley S. Curtis is seated on the far right (1). An infantry horn with the number 1 in the middle adorns his neck. Curtis served as a captain in the 2nd Battalion. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment before joining the 1st, and commanded that unit during the Battle of Gettysburg.
Two officers, seated left of Williams, display field and staff officers’ swords from 1850. Just behind the seated officers are two rifles stacked in groups of three – probably double-barreled muskets of the Enfield 1853 type (see p. 48).
On the far left is surgeon James Holland (2), who died on the 14th. September joined the regiment. Seated to the right of Holland is Lucius M. Sargent, 35, (3) half brother of Lt. Col. Horace B. Sargent. Sargent, whose breastplate is also decorated with an infantry bugle, was a member of the 2nd Infantry Division. Massachusetts Infantry Regiments before they enlisted on the 31st. October at Camp Reedville.
David B. Keith (4) is right behind Holland. Keith, 30, reported on September 25 with the rank of first lieutenant, and was commissioned on September 25. November promoted to captain. He wears a coat with two rows of buttons and a fur cap from 1861.
On the far right is Nathaniel Bowditch, who can be seen partly in profile (5). The officer in the back row, closer to the center, appears to be Charles Griffen Davis (6).
In the third row, on the right of the photo, is another man who sat in the first row. Massachusetts Regiment: George H. Teague (7). The 23rd. In September Teague joined the regiment with the rank of private and was later promoted to major.
In the background, to Teague’s left, is Major John Henry Edson wearing a model 1858 infantry cap (8).
Photo #3 shows Colonel Williams on horseback, with two officers nearby. The man in the coat and the stuffed hat would be Lt. Col. Horace B. Sargent (below), age 40. Another unidentified officer is wearing a service jacket with two rows of six buttons.
Photo 4 shows the same group of officers as photo 2. The camera moved to the left and showed the same row of trees in the background and more Sibley tents. On one of the tents you can see the American flag flying in the wind. From this angle you can see that the stacked rifles are Enfield model 1853 muskets with double barrels.
The corporal stands to the right of center, hands on hips, wearing an 1858 U.S. Army cap. The officer to the left of the corporal is Nathaniel Bowditch, already identified in photo 2.
In the second row, just left of center, is Private Samuel Emory Chamberlain (1). The 6th. September Chamberlain enters the army as a soldier on the 25th. In November he was promoted to captain. He then became Chief of Staff to Brigadier General W.W. Averell and then, until the end of the war, Brigadier General.
Also in the background are Captain Lucius Sargent (2) and Major John Edson (3), already identified in photo #2. Between the two was Lucius Richmond (4), 31, who commanded the North Bridgewater Dragoon Regiment before it merged with the 1st.
Photo #5 (above) shows Colonel Williams’ staff, many with their wives, in front of tents and fields. A servant takes care of the colonel’s horse, and Williams and his wife appear before a mixed group of people who have come to share his enthusiasm. All women wear fashionable crinolines with hats and scarves.
For photo #6, the photographer brought the camera closer to where the horse was in photo #5, and we see the same tents and Sibley walls. In this photo, Colonel Williams can be seen on the left in profile. A citizen wearing a hat stands in front of Sibley’s tent. The boy in uniform on the right is probably the son of David Keith, who is standing just behind the boy. The woman to the right of the boy is probably his mother, Keith’s wife. His hand rests on a light cavalry officer’s sabre from 1860 with openwork spikes and exposed blade.
Alan West, collector and Civil War teacher, lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is the author of two books on the Civil War, including Christopher H. Tebo: Confederate Surgeon (2020).
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