Camp Ellsworth (Near Darnestown, MD)

September 25, 1861
Henry J. Shaw (American, 19th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Karolik (Civil War) 0986


Legacy: 10.8 x 17.1 cm (4 1/4 x 6 3/4 in.) Sheet: 11.5 x 17.7 cm (4 1/2 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Graphite, pen and red and brown-black ink on ruled paper

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings



Encampment of the 5th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. Rows of tents in the field and on the hills. Letter accompanying the drawing addressed to Editor Harpers Weekly, dated September 25, 1861. “Sir - The enclosed is a very correct view of the encampment of the 5th Regt. of the Conn. Volunteers - near Darnestown, drawn by Henry J. Shaw, Private in Co. F is said regt. with a view of the Penn. 2nd and N. York 19th in the rear, and the Mass 2nd on the right. I am requested to forward it to you, with a request that you will give it a place in your paper if you think it worth while to do so. Yours respectfully, Thomas H C Kingsbury, Lt. Col. 5th Regt. Conn. Vol.


Inscribed in center of lower margin in pen and ink: Camp Ellsworth; lower right in margin in pen and ink: H.J. Shaw


Blind stamp of a flag in the upper left corner.


Maxim Karolik, Newport; Gift to MFA October 20, 1955

Credit Line

Gift of Maxim Karolik for the M. and M. Karolik Collection of American Watercolors and Drawings, 1800–1875