Charge of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry Division Near Kingston, Georgia, Under Col. Atkinson, 23 June 1864

Object Number: 
June 23, 1864
Graphite and brown ink and wash on gray paper
Overall: 8 x 13 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 34.3 cm )
Verso inscribed and signed at center in graphite: "near Kingston / charge of the 92D Ill M. I. D. / under Col Atkenson, on the Reb caval of Wheel / the 22d June -- the 92d Ill derouted the enemy & / took about 300 prisoners-- / J. F. E. Hillen 23d June 1864"
Civil War Drawings Collection. Troops movements of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Division in Georgia in June and July 1864: 6/15 Kingston, 6/20 Wooley’s Farm, 6/21 back to camp, 7/3 Adairsville. Excerpt from the edited, Memoirs, Diary, and Life of Private Jefferson Moses, Company G, 93rd Illinois Volunteers, a regiment accompanying the 92nd MID, at Kingston, GA in June 1864: "In June the 93rd left their comfortable quarters in Huntsville and camped in Kingston, Georgia. Later they moved to Allatoona to guard the large Federal storage depot located there. On June 27, there was a head-on train crash that included many men from the 93rd. One was killed and many were wounded. The men were riding on top of an ordnance train carrying percussion shells. Fortunately the shells didn't explode." June 28, 1864 The 5 Iowa and 93 Ill have gone on to Kingston day before yesterday. The train from Kingston run into our train with 99 regiment and wounded 31 of our men.
Credit Line: 
James B. Wilbur Fund
John T. Kavanaugh Collection, Rutherford, New Jersey, 1945
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Creative: Tronvig Group