Howard Alexander Camp, Artist in the 21st Connecticut
Howard Alexander Camp, born on Oct. 7, 1844 in Durham, Conn., son of Alexander and Abigail Maynard Camp. He enlisted in the 21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment, was wounded in 1864 and mustered out in 1865. Camp settled in Hartford where he joined the publishing firm of S.S. Scranton & Company. Camp died on May 11, 1907. He is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford CT. A collection of is letters is in the Fogler Library, University of Maine. The 21st participated on the Bermuda Hundred Front, at Cold Harbor, and in the opening battles at Petersburg as part of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XVIII Corps under Gen. William F. Smith.
The city of Petersburg from U.S. lines east of the city. So many great details in this drawing! The story of the Twenty-first Regiment, Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War, 1861-1865. P 313. Our best guess as to location? On the lower ground, a couple hundred yards south of the City Point & Petersburg Railroad, traverses needed to defend against enfilade from Confederate batteries north of the Appomattox. The vaguely defined "Y" in in the upper right would be the conjunction of the City Point and Petersburg & Norfolk railroads. The river runs along the tree line upper right.
Last Updated 09/12/2023