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Hillen, John Francis Edward, 1819-1865
Charge of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Infantry Division near Kingston, Georgia, under Colonel Atkinson (verso).
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
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Inscription: Graphite on gray paper. 13 1/2 x 8 in. Description of scene on the recto of page: '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'.
Troop movements of the 92nd Illinois Mounted Division in Georgia in June and July 1864 occurred on June 15 at Kingston, June 20 at Wooley's Farm, a return to camp on June 21, and July 3 at Adairsville. The following excerpt is from the edited 'Memoirs, Diary, and Life of Private Jefferson Moses,' Company G, 93rd Illinois Volunteers, a regiment that accompanied the 92nd Mounted Infantry Division at Kingston, Georgia 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.' About the artist: John Francis Edward Hillen was born is Brussels, Belgium in 1819. Having immigrated to the United States, he enlisted in the Union army in 1861, was wounded in 1862, and subsequently discharged. During the war, he illustrated scenes from the conflict that were later published in Harper's Weekly, garnering him a role as 'special artist' for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper until 1865.
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