copyright 1911, Review of Reviews Co.
Confederate Boy-Soldiers Guarding Union Captives, 1861
Prisoners from Bull Run in Castle Pinkney
Above, the Charleston Zouave Cadets
The Union prisoners shown in this remarkable photograph are
members of the Seventy‑ninth (Highlanders) Regiment of New York City and the
Eighth Michigan Regiment, captured at the first battle of Bull Run, July 21,
1861. Guarding them on the, parapet are a number of the Charleston Zouave
Cadets. The bearded officer resting his head on his hand, next to the civilian,
is Captain C. E. Chichester, of the Cadets. Next to him is Private T. G. Boag,
and sitting in front of him with his coat in his hands is Lieutenant E. John
White. The head and shoulders of W. H. Welch, orderly‑sergeant, appear behind
the mouth of the cannon. The center figure of the three cadets sitting at his
left, with his sword‑point on the ground, is Sergeant (later Captain) Joseph F.
Burke. The uniform of the Seventy‑ninth New York was dark blue with a small red
stripe on trousers and jackets. The latter had small brass buttons. On their
caps was the number "79" in brass figures. Many of the other men shown without
coats belonged to the Eighth Michigan Infantry. This photograph and the two
others of Castle Pinckney shown on subsequent pages were taken in August, 1861.