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Object Name Drawing
Title Camp Enyart, Western Virginia
Catalog Number 1987.45.12
Creator Mosler, Henry
Date ca. 1863
Material(s) Paper/Ink/Pencil
Dimensions H-9.125 W-11.5 inches
Description This drawing by Henry Mosler is of Camp Enyart in Western Virginia. The drawing is done with ink and pencil on white paper. The background has tree-covered hills, and at the base of the hills, a camp is depicted. In the center middle ground is Union flag flying with a group of soldiers working around the base of the flag pole. Several rows of tents are pitched in the middle ground. Toward the left, there are two chimneys. There is a soldier seated in front of one of the tents that has the chimney. In the center, there are two fires going. The fire to the left has a man working over the fire. In the left foreground, two men are carrying a large bucket. In the center foreground, two men with rifles and bayonets are near barrels. To the right foreground, troops are marching away. Below the drawing, there is an inscription in pencil that reads:
20th Sept - Camp Enyart. Western Virginia on the Kauauha River. Encampment of the 1st Kentucky & Pratt's Zouave Regt. The Ky. Boys made prisoners by scouting 32 men a Captain & 2 Lieutenants from a rebel camp a few miles distant. The prisoners where [sic] dressed very poorly & some of them aged between 70 and 80 years. Henry Mosler. Those two sheds with chimneys which you will observer above where [sic] Salt Works.
Notes Born in New York, Henry Mosler was trained in Cincinnati, Ohio; Dusseldorf, Germany; and Paris, France. He lived in Munich and Paris later in life. He was a correspondent for Harper's Weekly during the Civil War, and submitted almost 40 etchings for publication, illustrating battles and other war scenes.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
People Mosler, Henry
Subjects Drawing
Military camps
Search Terms Military
West Virginia
American Civil War
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS