Identified by the artist, Corporal Henry Bacon, Co. D, 13th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia, as the “Frederick Barracks,” this ca. 1861 view of the Hessian Barracks bears the annotation: “Built before the Revolution and used as a prison for Cornwallis’ army. Now occupied by the Maryland Home Brigade.” Professionally mounted in an archival frame. Sight: 7” x 11 ¾” Frame: 15 x 19 ¾ ”.
Residence Boston MA; a 21 year-old Artist.
Enlisted on 4/30/1861 as a Corporal.
On 7/16/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. MA 13th Infantry
He was discharged for wounds on 12/19/1862 at Philadelphia, PA
He was listed as:
* Wounded 8/30/1862 2nd Bull Run, VA
born in Haverhill, MA
(After war was special artist with French Army in Franco-Prussian war)
Federal Pension Information:
He applied for a pension on 3/23/1863 application # 14,916
After the War he lived in Paris, France
Inventory Number: PRI 142 / Sold