Carte de visite by W.H. Lamon of Lawrence, Kan. Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield Museum Collection. Two years after Quantrill’s Raid devastated Lawrence, Kan., the town rose like Phoenix from the flames. Pictured here is the 700 block of Massachusetts Street. The Eldridge Hotel is visible at the end of the block.
Five members of a camp band, featuring tambourine, guitar, fiddle, triangle, bones—and the ever-present seegar.
Hospital Steward William Grobecker of the 9th New York Infantry (Hawkins’ Zouaves) inscribed the back of this portrait to a woman named Julia, “her true friend.” In 1865, two years after Grobecker left the 9th, he wed another woman, Sarah. Grobecker died in 1927.
This young clarinetist clad in a shell jacket and private purchase slouch hat likely played for entertainment, not for military maneuvers. The album that held this portrait included images from Ohio.
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