Item contributed by Massachusetts Historical Society
The 1st New York Engineers served alongside the 54th Massachusetts Regiment throughout the Civil War. In the spring of 1863, this regiment served at Hilton Head, near Beaufort, and Folly Island, South Carolina, preparing for fortifications on nearby Morris Island. During the Siege of Fort Wagner, the 1st New York Engineers built trenches and fortifications.
This photograph is included in Captain Luis Emilio’s collection of photographs related to the regiment, now at the Massachusetts Historical Society.
Photograph, circa 1863-1864, 7.7 cm x 8 cm.
From the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry Regiment photographs.