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The Camp Oven, Built by the 19th New York Volunteers, General Banks' Division, in Western Maryland; verso: sketch of a landscape and a man in profile.
Civil War drawings collection, approximately 1861-1865.
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September 14, 1861
Drawing: Graphite on paper. 7 7/8 x 8 7/16 in. Kitchen area in a military camp, with tents beyond. Soldiers stoke fire in an earthen oven and work at a board set over some barrels. Inscribed at upper left: '6 in block.' Along lower edge: 'The Camp Oven. Fresh bread for the volunteers. / Enterprise of the N.Y. 19th. volunteers.' On verso, sketch of a man's head.
Drawn by a Special Artist attached to General Nathaniel P. Banks' command, see also 1945.580.33. Engraved for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, September 14, 1861 (XII:304): 284, as 'Fresh Bread: The Camp Oven, Impromptu Oven Built by the 19th New York Volunteers, General Banks' Division, in Western Maryland.'
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