179th New York Volunteer Infantry
A Union Regiment Forged in the Petersburg Campaign
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chapter 12
Low Point (August 1864)

Aiken House


Blick Station

Map of Eastern Lines 28 August 1864

City Point Explosion

John Parke

Weldon Picket Lines

Weldon Railroad

Willcox HQ, August 1864

Willcox HQ, August 1864
Title: Petersburg, Virginia. Cock fighting at Gen. Orlando B. Willcox's headquarters
Creator(s): Knox, David, photographer
Date Created/Published: 1864 Aug.
Medium: 1 negative : glass, wet collodion.
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-cwpb-03895 (digital file from original neg.)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
Call Number: LC-B817- 7222 [P&P] LOT 4188 (corresponding print)
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Photographer name attribution from Civil War caption books.
Title from Civil War caption books.
Caption from negative sleeve: General O.B. Wilcox headquarters in front of Petersburg, August 1864.
Near view in Gardner's sketch book, plate 26, neg. by David Knox.
Annotation from negative, glass side: 13.
Corresponding print is in LOT 4188.
Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).
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Glass negatives--1860-1870.
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From Forgotten Valor, 573:

"Those identified are (from left): Capt. R.A.Hutchins, Capt. Peter Heistand, Lt. D. Holway (in straw hat),
"George" (holding rooster), Gen. Willcox, "John" (with rooster), Capt. W.V.Richards, Capt. Henry
Bowman (seated in straw hat and vest), Lt. Levi Brackett (seated on ground in front of Bowman),
Patrick O'Connell, Pvt. F.W.Knowles (standing with hand on O'Connell's chair). Also, standing under the
bower, just left of Captain Richards, is the sketch artist, Pvt. Adrew McCallum. USAMHI
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