179th New York Volunteer Infantry
A Union Regiment Forged in the Petersburg Campaign
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chapter 2

Antietam Dead

The Children of the Battle Field


John Andrews

John B. Sloan

William Gregg

William Bird, Jr.

The Children of the Battle Field
"The children of the battle field"

Creator(s): Wenderoth, Taylor & Brown, photographer, 912-914 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia
Date Created/Published: 1865.
Medium: 1 photographic print on carte de visite mount : albumen ; 10.2 x 6.3 cm.
Summary: Photograph shows reproduction of tintype portrait of Frank,
Frederick, and Alice Humiston, children of Sergeant Amos Humiston of Co. C, 154th New York Infantry Regiment,
who died at the Battle of Gettysburg with the photograph in his hands.
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-34514 (digital file from original item, front)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-34515 (digital file from original item, back)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
Call Number: LOT 14043-2, no. 14 [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Title from item
On verso: This is a copy of the ferrotype found in the hands of Sergeant Humiston
of the 154th N.Y. Volunteers as he lay dead on the battle field of Gettysburg.
The copies are sold in furtherance of the National Sabbath School effort to
found in Pennsylvania an asylum for dependent orphans of soldiers; in memorial
of our perpetuated union.
Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127).
More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj
Forms part of: Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs (Library of Congress).
Exhibited: "The Civil War in America" at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., 2013.
Hummiston, Franklin Goodwin,--1855-1912.
Hummiston, Alice E.,--approximately 1857-
Hummiston, Fred,--approximately 1859-
Humiston, Amos,--1830-1863--Family.
United States.--Army.--New York Infantry Regiment, 154th (1862-1865)--People.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Children.
Albumen prints--1860-1870.
Cartes de visite--1860-1870.
Group portraits--1860-1870.
Portrait photographs--1860-1870.
Civil War
Miscellaneous Items in High Demand
Part of: Liljenquist Family collection (Library of Congress)
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