Soldier from Gaines included in Civil War photo by Mathew Brady

Posted 3 July 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

The noted Civil War photographer, Mathew Brady, took this picture at Camp Cameron in Washington, D.C. during 1861.

The men are identified from left as Pt. Samuel Sherman, F.E.T. Cotter, William H. Gibson, Captain William H. Smith, Pt. R.P. Gibson and William H. Lent.

Captain Smith of the 151st Infantry was a volunteer from Gaines.

In this tent scene we note a sign on the tent which states, in part: “Crow’s Nest!”

A cook stove with stove pipe shows to the left rear of the picture.