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Uniform worn by Private Edward D. Robinson (Charleston, SC) of Captain G.H. Walter’s Company (Washington Artillery), South Carolina Artillery. The unit surrendered to Federal forces at Greensboro, NC on May 1, 1865. Charleston Museum.
Shoe Shine - Here we present an historic image of 7th New York State Militia, Camp Cameron, D.C., 1861. The picture shows a young African American youth shining a pair of boots belonging to one of the soldiers. The boy is likely a former slave. It was taken between 1861 and 1865. The image shows Soldier, holding bayoneted rifle, standing full-length in front of tent, African American male seated beside him, and others in tent.