8 August 1864: “Head Quarters 1st Div. 18th Army Corps”

Item Description: Illustration dated 8 August 1864, by Herbert E. Valentine. He was a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers. Valentine made birds eye view sketches of the towns in which he was stationed, as well as sketches of their principal buildings such as hospitals, churches, warehouses, and private residences that served as military command headquarters and as officers’ quarters.


Item Citation: From volume 1: folder 76n-77a in the Herbert E. Valentine Papers (#04397), Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item Transcription:

Head Quarters 1st Div. 18th Army Corps

near Petersburg Va. Aug 8th 1864


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