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Wartime Sketches by Charles F. McKenna

Posted By on March 24, 2017


The following illustrations were taken from Under the Maltese Cross – Antietam to Appomattox:  The Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865, compiled by Charles F. McKenna, and published in Pittsburgh in 1910.  Click on the title for a free download of this book, which is a history of the 155th Pennsylvania Infantry.

All of the sketches in this post are by Charles F. McKenna. McKenna was a member of the regiment, Company E, and his portrait appears above.



Sketch of Callen’s Grave, Bethesda Church


Theophilus S. Callen



Camp Humphreys


Hoe-Down – Camp Humphreys


Scene – Battle of Chancellorsville

cfm-departure123rdpavolsforhome-001Departure 123rd Pennsylvania Volunteers [123rd Pennsylvania Infantry] from Camp Humphreys for Home


President Lincoln and Gen. Hooker Reviewing Army


“Hoo-Doo-Ed,” on Road to North Anna



One Response to “Wartime Sketches by Charles F. McKenna”

  1. Linda Pitzer says:

    Thank you for these pictures. They make me feel closer to my Civil War relatives.

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