9th Massachusetts Infantry, "Cow Bell Regiment," Camp Cass
Date April 1861
Artist:Mathew B. Brady, American, 1823-1896
Dimensions Overall, Image: 10 1/2 × 14 5/8 in. (26.7 × 37.1 cm) Overall, Support: 14 × 18 1/8 in. (35.6 × 46 cm) Overall, Mat: 20 × 24 1/8 in. (50.8 × 61.3 cm)
Medium Albumen print
Credit Line Gift of David L. Hack and Museum purchase, with funds from Walter P. Chrysler, Jr., by exchange
Description The David L. Hack Civil War Photography Collection. Photograph of Civil War soldiers standing in front of a tent and centered behind and around a man sitting down in front. The men are carrying either rifles or swords and have tassels hanging on the side of their hips. There is also one African American man sitting down on the left side who does not appear to be dressed the same as the other men in the photo. He does however have a cap on his head and a sword in his hand. The location is in the woods of Virginia. This is Plate 10 from _Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War_ (Hack Collection No. 50).
Exhibition History"The Civil War: Visual Perspectives, Then and Now," Waitzer Community Gallery, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, April 6 - July 24, 2011.
Object Label Mathew B. Brady American (1823–1896) 9th Massachusetts Infantry, "Cow Bell Regiment," Camp Cass, April 1861 Albumen print Gift of David L. Hack and by exchange Walter P. Chrysler, Jr. 98.32.24
Object Number 98.32.24