9th Mississippi Regiment
Date 1861
Artist:Jay Dearborn Edwards, American, 1831-1900
Dimensions Overall, Image: 7 3/16 × 9 7/8 in. (18.3 × 25.1 cm) Overall: 11 × 14 in. (27.9 × 35.6 cm) Overall, Mat: 20 × 22 in. (50.8 × 55.9 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. This photograph shows an encampment of soldiers seated near their tents. The main focus is on the tent in the foreground of the right side with a group of seven men seated near it. Off to the left there are rifles set up in triangle formation resembling a teepee. Behind that is a large group of men seated for the photo. In the background there are some trees and more tents. This is from_Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the War_ (Hack Collection No. 2].
Exhibition History"Civil War Photographs from the David L. Hack Collection and Civil War Redux: Pinhole Photographs by Willie Anne Wright," Alice R. and Sol B. Frank Photo Galleries, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, February 3 - October 29, 2006; Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington, NC, February 15 - May 28, 2007; Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, WV, July 26 - September 21, 2008
Object Label J.D. Edwards American (ca. 1831-d. 1900) 9th Mississippi Regiment, 1861 Salted paper print 98.32.115 On May 14, 1861, before any major battles had taken place, Edwards was already advertising his photographs for sale. He published the following advertisement in the New Orleans newspapers: The War! Views of Pensacola, Forts Barancas, McRae and Pickens; of the Companies there---"Orleans Cadets" "Crescent Rifles" "Chausseurs a Pied," Mississippi and Alabama Regiments and of the U.S. Fleet---39 different Photographic Views, taken by an accomplished artist on the spot, will be on sale tomorrow at the Book Stores, Picture and Looking Glass Stores. They are very large and taken superbly. Price $1 per copy. On May 15, 1861 the New Orleans Bee commented that the photographs would "make an interesting souvenir for the parlor, particularly in the event, considered now so near at hand, of the capture of Fort Pickens." Fort Pickens was one of the few forts in the south that was never captured by the Confederates. It is now part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and is maintained by the National Park Service. Edited By: DS Edited Date: 01/2006
Object Number 98.32.115