Personal images of the American Civil War, sketches by a soldier, early in his career. They are graphite and ink with watercolor added later. The sketches are attached to paper boards and bound together.
Berckhoff was twenty years old when he enlisted in New York City. He was a private in the Eighth New York Volunteer Infantry, Company B, which was also known as the First German Rifles. This was an “ethnic regiment” composed of approximately 1,000 German immigrants.
Graphite, ink and watercolor.
Artist: Private Henry Berckhoff.