Tent Life of the 31st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, Queen’s Farm, Vicinity of Fort Slocum
A soldier of the 31st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment poses with his family and pet in front of his tent in Fort Slocum, now part of Washington’s Brightwood neighborhood. All of the family possessions were taken out of the tent and displayed for the unidentified photographer. This regiment, which later became the 82nd Pennsylvania Infantry, was organized in Philadelphia in August 1861 and saw duty in the defense of Washington between October 1861 and March 1862. From the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum exhibition "How the Civil War Changed Washington," on view through Nov. 15, 2015.
Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.