Friday, October 24, 2014
Union Soldiers in Skirmish and Regimental Line Formations in Camps in Chattanooga and Washington, D.C.
Two rare views of Union soldiers of the 31st Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment posing in various formations in a camp near Fort Slocum in Washington, D.C., 1862. The men in front look like they are posing in skirmish line formations while the troops in the rear are posing in regimental line formations.
A similar photograph of unidentified Union troops in skirmish line formation with a regimental line behind it during drilling said to be taken in a camp near Chattanooga, Tennessee, c. 1864. From Miller's Photographic History of the Civil War.
Albumen print version.