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.
Head Quarters 1st Div. 18th Army Corps
near Petersburg Va. Aug 8th 1864