Camp Seward, Arlington Heights, Virginia, 1862

Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum


The 25th Maine Infantry Regiment was stationed at Camp Seward, Arlington Heights, Virginia, on November 4, 1862. Camp Seward was an entry point into the Civil War for most Union soldiers.

The print is one of many that Rosenthal's Lith., a printing company in Philadelphia. made of Civil War encampments. This one is signed L. N. Rosenthal. Louis was one of four brothers in the company. They were pioneers in chromolithograph printing. Soldiers probably could buy prints that showed their regiment.

The camp, located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., provided defense fortifications for the city during the war. Camp Seward was named for William Seward, Lincoln's Secretary of State and former rival for the presidency. Seward was also a former governor of New York.

Scarborough had 18 volunteers in the 25th Maine Infantry. They were: Robert Brackett, William Cook, Enos Dolley, Alpheus Fogg, Simeon Foye, James Hanson, Alexander Higgins, Franklin Libby, John McCain, Eleazer Merserve, Edwin Moody, Samuel Moore, David Newcomb, Joseph Newcomb, Noah Pillsbury, Charles Rounds, William Stevens, and George Tripp.

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  • Title: Camp Seward, Arlington Heights, Virginia, 1862
  • Creator: L. N. Rosenthal
  • Creation Date: 1862
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Location: Arlington Heights, Arlington County, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 27.94 cm x 20.32 cm
  • Local Code: 1986-8-1
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207) 885-9997

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