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John G. Keyser’s Civil War Sketches Collection

The collection consists of sketches and paintings created by John G. Keyser dated September 1862 to December 1863 and two sketchbooks, one dated November 1862 and the other from March 1863. Individual sketches comprise of fifty-seven physical pages of sketches, five physical pages of paintings. The physical collection is comprised of 6 boxes. Five of the six boxes contain Keyser’s sketches and original artwork. The sixth box contains miscellaneous documents that the society has accumulated over the years about Keyser and his sketches. The collection is both a physical and a digital collection.
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Photograph 1
Photograph 1 Image

The first picture of the collection named Camp Cadwallader, Beverly NJ September 1862 & June 1863. (Tags: Camp Cadwallader, Beverly)

Photograph 2
Photograph 2 Image

Is the second sketch of the collection named Joe Mulford – Funeral October 1, 1862. (Tags: Funeral, Joe Mulford)

Photograph 3
Photograph 3 Image

Is the third sketch of the collection named Refreshment Saloon Philadelphia October 5, 1862. (Tags: Philadelphia, Refreshment Saloon).

Encampment Near Chain Bridge
Encampment Near Chain Bridge Image

Encampment Near Chain Bridge is the 4th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Encampment, Chain Bridge)

Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’
Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’ Image

Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’ is the 5th sketch in sketchbook number one.(Tags: Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’, John Joseph Abercrombie, Gen. John Abercrombie)

Falmouth looking North West 1862
Falmouth looking North West 1862 Image

Falmouth looking North West 1862 is the 7th sketch in sketchbook number two. (Tags: Falmouth)

Moonlight November 4th, 1862
Moonlight November 4th, 1862 Image

Moonlight November 4th, 1862 – Election Night in Camp – “Show Election hill camp fire – is the 8th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Election, Election Night)

U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862
U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862 Image

U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862 – Headquarters of Lieutenant James J. Reeves – Picket Station (Henry Deemer) – James Gillen (Camden) is the 10th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Fairfax, Headquarters, Lieutenant James J. Reeves, Picket Station, Henry Deemer, James Gillen, Lieutenant James J. Reeves, James J. Reeves)

Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent
Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent Image

Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent with a Cavalier in the background is the 13th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Sargent, Cavalier)

Brigade
Brigade Image

Brigade is the 15th sketch in sketchbook number two. (Tags: Brigade)

Photograph 4
Photograph 4 Image

Photographed named 4. Is the fourth picture of the collection named Baltimore December 3, 1862.

Photograph 5
Photograph 5 Image

Photographed named 5. Is the fifth sketch of the collection named Capitol Hill October 1862.

Photograph 6
Photograph 6 Image

Photographed named 6. Is the sixth sketch of the collection named Potomac Chain Bridge – Open (Camp Nixon in View).

Photograph 7
Photograph 7 Image

Photographed named 7. Is the seventh picture of the collection named Potomac October 15, 1862

Photograph 8 Fort Marcy
Photograph 8 Fort Marcy Image

Photographed named 8. Is the eighth picture of the collection named Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862 *Painting 8 and 9 are actually 2 halves of one painting.

Photograph 9 Fort Marcy
Photograph 9 Fort Marcy Image

Photographed named 9. Is the ninth picture of the collection named Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862. *Painting 8 and 9 are actually 2 halves of one painting.

Photograph 11
Photograph 11 Image

Photographed named 11. Is the eleventh picture of the collection named Fort Marcy – Camp Kearney

Cover of Sketch October/November/December 1862
Cover of Sketch October/November/December 1862 Image

Front and back of the front cover of John G. Keyser’s second Sketchpad with his inscription on it, stating “Sketch Book J. G. Keyser Co. H 24 N. J. V.  Camp Robertson March 3, 1863.”

3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA – Colonel Henry W. Brown – Gen. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V. – Major Hickey
3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA – Colonel Henry W. Brown – Gen. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V. – Major Hickey Image

Front and back of the first sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad in the second sketchpad. The sketch is of the 3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA. Those in the sketch are Colonel Henry W. Brown, Gen. Alfred Thomas, Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V., and Major Hickey.

3 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Adjutant David Fairly – White Oak Church – Pines
3 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Adjutant David Fairly – White Oak Church – Pines Image

Third sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad the second sketchpad. The sketch is of the 3rd Regiment New Jersey Volunteer, and includes Adjutant David Fairly, and White Oak Church.

4. Man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand – Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders – (Back of Sketch #3)
4. Man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand – Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders – (Back of Sketch #3) Image

Fourth sketch is on the back of the third sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad. The sketch is of an unnamed man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand. Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders.

5. White Oak Church - Monument
5. White Oak Church - Monument Image

Fifth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the White Oak Church and a monument in the distance.

Falmouth – “Looking up” March 5, 1863 Back of Sketch 5
Falmouth – “Looking up” March 5, 1863 Back of Sketch 5 Image

The sixth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is on the back of the fifth sketch. The sketch is of Falmouth, dated March 5, 1863.

Falmouth looking North West 1862
Falmouth looking North West 1862 Image

Falmouth looking North West 1862 is the 7th sketch in sketchbook number two. (Tags: Falmouth)

Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863
Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863 Image

Front and back of the eighth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863.

Encampment – Knight – Harker – Robertson - Cumberland
Encampment – Knight – Harker – Robertson - Cumberland Image

Front and back of the ninth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of an encampment. The encampment includes Camp Knight, Camp Harker, Camp Robertson, and Camp Cumberland.

10. Volunteer T.R. Brown
10. Volunteer T.R. Brown Image

Front of the tenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of volunteer, T. R. Brown.

Profile drawings of a Man and Woman’s head – and a tree and camp to the left (Back of Sketch 10).
Profile drawings of a Man and Woman’s head – and a tree and camp to the left (Back of Sketch 10). Image

Back of the tenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of profile drawings of a man and a woman’s head, along with a tree and camp to the left of the man and woman.

City - Falmouth
City - Falmouth Image

Front and back of the twelfth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of Falmouth.

Sketch of a Review of under Gen. Hooker – March 5, 1863 near Falmouth
Sketch of a Review of under Gen. Hooker – March 5, 1863 near Falmouth Image

Front and back of the thirteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of a Review of under Gen. Hooker on March 5, 1863 at Falmouth.

Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac
Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac Image

Front and back of the fourteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac.

Review from Gen. Hooker Back of Sketch #15
Review from Gen. Hooker Back of Sketch #15 Image

Back of the fifteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of a Review from Gen. Hooker.

Brigade Review of Major General French March 27, 1863
Brigade Review of Major General French March 27, 1863 Image

Front and back of the seventeenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of a Brigade Review of Major General French on March 27, 1863.

24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863
24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863 Image

Front and back of the eighteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the Twenty-Fourth Regiment New Jersey Volunteer at Camp Robertson near Falmouth, Virginia on March and April 1863.

Front of Back Sketch Pad
Front of Back Sketch Pad Image

Front and back of back cover John G. Keyser’s second Sketchpad.

Soldiers – (Painting)
Soldiers – (Painting) Image

The front and back of the tenth sketch of the collection.

Ft. Marcy Chain Bridge October 19, 1862
Ft. Marcy Chain Bridge October 19, 1862 Image

The front and back of the twelfth sketch in the collection.

Ft. Marcy, Chain Bridge October 20, 1862
Ft. Marcy, Chain Bridge October 20, 1862 Image

The front and back of the thirteenth sketch in the collection.

Camp Cumberland November 1862
Camp Cumberland November 1862 Image

The front and back of the fourteenth sketch in the collection.

Camp Cumberland November 23, 1862
Camp Cumberland November 23, 1862 Image

24 Reg. N.J. Vol Camp Cumberland Near Hall’s Hill VA 24 N.J.V. Sunday November 23, 1862 1. Field Officers Tent 2. Guard House 3. Company Officers Tents 4. 13 relieving Guards 5. Company Tents – The front and back of the fifteenth sketch in the collection.

Camp Cumberland November – December 1862
Camp Cumberland November – December 1862 Image

The front and back of the sixteenth sketch in the collection.

On Picket December 5, 1863
On Picket December 5, 1863 Image

The front and back of the seventeenth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Image

The front and back of the eighteenth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Image

Action at Marye’s Heights, Outside Fredericksburg December 13, 1863 – Kimball’s Brigade in the Battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862 Drawn on the Battlefield by J. G. Keyser1. Rebels Batteries 2. Stonewalls 3. Barn & Blacksmith Shops 4. Haystacks 5. Fine Rebel house on the Hill 6. Fine Brickhouse in the Hill 7. Hospital 8. Throwaway Blankets 9. Canals Wounded Soldiers 10. 24 Reg. N. J. Vol. 11. 28 Reg. N.J. Vol. 12. Skirmishes 13. Reinforcements 14. Street to Fredericksburg – The front of the nineteenth sketch in the collection.

Horses and Men December 14, 1862
Horses and Men December 14, 1862 Image

The back of the nineteenth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg Flag of Truce December 1862 - Rebel and Union Pickets
Fredericksburg Flag of Truce December 1862 - Rebel and Union Pickets Image

The front and back of the twenty-first sketch in the collection.

Gen. Caroll’s Headquarters – Kimball’s Brigade Near Falmouth – Post Fredericksburg
Gen. Caroll’s Headquarters – Kimball’s Brigade Near Falmouth – Post Fredericksburg Image

The front and back of the twenty-second sketch in the collection.

Camp Knight December 18, 1862 (Christmas Eve 62); Camp Knight December 18, 1862, “Camp Christmas Around Camp”
Camp Knight December 18, 1862 (Christmas Eve 62); Camp Knight December 18, 1862, “Camp Christmas Around Camp” Image

The front and back of the twenty-third sketch in the collection.

Night Scene Picket December 21, 1862
Night Scene Picket December 21, 1862 Image

The front and back of the twenty-fourth sketch in the collection.

Sunday Night Campfire Christmas Eve 62 December 24, 1862
Sunday Night Campfire Christmas Eve 62 December 24, 1862 Image

The front and back of the twenty-fifth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg December 24, 1862 Review of Kimball’s, Originally French’s Div., Brigade after the Battle of Fredericksburg by Gen. Sumner and Hoff and Lieut. Col. Knight. Rescheduled by J. G. Keyser
Fredericksburg December 24, 1862 Review of Kimball’s, Originally French’s Div., Brigade after the Battle of Fredericksburg by Gen. Sumner and Hoff and Lieut. Col. Knight. Rescheduled by J. G. Keyser Image

The front and back of the twenty-sixth sketch in the collection.

Camp Knight December/January/February 1862 & 1863
Camp Knight December/January/February 1862 & 1863 Image

The front and back of the twenty-seventh sketch in the collection.

Slave Woman – J. Norton’s Tent – On Back: Camp Night January 1, 1863
Slave Woman – J. Norton’s Tent – On Back: Camp Night January 1, 1863 Image

The front and back of the twenty-eighth sketch in the collection.

Lt. Col. Frank Knight
Lt. Col. Frank Knight Image

The front and back of the twenty-ninth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg and Falmouth January 23, 1863
Fredericksburg and Falmouth January 23, 1863 Image

The front and back of the thirtieth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg – On Picket February 25, 1863
Fredericksburg – On Picket February 25, 1863 Image

The front and back of the thirty-first sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg February 28, 1863
Fredericksburg February 28, 1863 Image

The front and back of the thirty-second sketch in the collection.

Gen. French March 9, 1863
Gen. French March 9, 1863 Image

The front and back of the thirty-third sketch in the collection.

On Picket March 13, 1863
On Picket March 13, 1863 Image

The front and back of the thirty-fourth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg March 16, 1863
Fredericksburg March 16, 1863 Image

The front and back of the thirty-fifth sketch in the collection.

Cavalry Bringing Rebel Prisoners Captured yesterday leaving Camp Robertson March 18, 1863
Cavalry Bringing Rebel Prisoners Captured yesterday leaving Camp Robertson March 18, 1863 Image

The front and back of the thirty-sixth sketch in the collection.

Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA, 24 N.J.V. March 19, 1863 (4 weeks today)
Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA, 24 N.J.V. March 19, 1863 (4 weeks today) Image

The front and back of the thirty-seventh sketch in the collection.

Encampment March 23, 1863 (Fredericksburg)
Encampment March 23, 1863 (Fredericksburg) Image

The front and back of the thirty-eighth sketch in the collection.

Fredericksburg and Lacey House
Fredericksburg and Lacey House Image

The front and back of the thirty-ninth sketch in the collection.

Camp Robertson
Camp Robertson Image

The front and back of the fortieth sketch in the collection.

Camp Robertson April 5, 1863
Camp Robertson April 5, 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-first sketch in the collection.

White Oak Church April 13, 1863
White Oak Church April 13, 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-second sketch in the collection.

Camp Robertson April 15, 1863
Camp Robertson April 15, 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-third sketch in the collection.

Encampment Near US Ford on the Rappahannock April 28, 1863
Encampment Near US Ford on the Rappahannock April 28, 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-fourth sketch in the collection.

Couch – US Ford Headquarters April 30, 1863
Couch – US Ford Headquarters April 30, 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-fifth sketch in the collection.

Gen Couch – Frank Carroll – French – Falmouth
Gen Couch – Frank Carroll – French – Falmouth Image

The front and back of the forty-sixth sketch in the collection.

Rappahannock US Ford Before Battle May 1863
Rappahannock US Ford Before Battle May 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-seventh sketch in the collection.

Camp life US Ford May 1, 1863
Camp life US Ford May 1, 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-eighth sketch in the collection.

Chancellorsville May 3, 1863
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 Image

The front and back of the forty-ninth sketch in the collection.

Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (2nd)
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (2nd) Image

The front and back of the fiftieth sketch in the collection.

Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (3rd)
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (3rd) Image

The front and back of the fifty-first sketch in the collection.

Rebel Prisoners After Battle near US Ford May 4, 1863 (Back of #45)
Rebel Prisoners After Battle near US Ford May 4, 1863 (Back of #45) Image

The back of the forty-fifth sketch in the collection.

Potomac Creek Hospital, Army of the Potomac May 15, 1863
Potomac Creek Hospital, Army of the Potomac May 15, 1863 Image

The front and back of the fifty-third sketch in the collection.

Bush and Woods Ridge at Potomac Creek May 16, 1863 (Back of #47)
Bush and Woods Ridge at Potomac Creek May 16, 1863 (Back of #47) Image

he back of the forty-seventh sketch in the collection.

Potomac Creek Hospital May 20, 1863
Potomac Creek Hospital May 20, 1863 Image

The front and back of the fifty-fifth sketch in the collection.

24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863
24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863 Image

Front and back of the eighteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the Twenty-Fourth Regiment New Jersey Volunteer at Camp Robertson near Falmouth, Virginia on March and April 1863.

French’s Headquarters Near Falmouth, VA June 10, 1863
French’s Headquarters Near Falmouth, VA June 10, 1863 Image

The front and back of the fifty-seventh sketch in the collection.

Rappahannock Water Fall June 10, 1863
Rappahannock Water Fall June 10, 1863 Image

The front and back of the fifty-eighth sketch in the collection.

Rappahannock Water Fall June 12, 1863
Rappahannock Water Fall June 12, 1863 Image

The front and back of the fifty-ninth sketch in the collection.

On Picket
On Picket Image

The front and back of the sixtieth sketch in the collection.

Campfire
Campfire Image

The front and back of the sixty-first sketch in the collection.

Adjutant Copper with Listings under the sketch
Adjutant Copper with Listings under the sketch Image

The front and back of the sixty-second sketch in the collection.

Listing of Company H, Bridgeton NJ & Company A Salem, NJ
Listing of Company H, Bridgeton NJ & Company A Salem, NJ Image

The front and back of the sixty-third sketch in the collection.

Photograph 1 Image
Photograph 1
The first picture of the collection named Camp Cadwallader, Beverly NJ September 1862 & June 1863. (Tags: Camp Cadwallader, Beverly)
Photograph 2 Image
Photograph 2
Is the second sketch of the collection named Joe Mulford – Funeral October 1, 1862. (Tags: Funeral, Joe Mulford)
Photograph 3 Image
Photograph 3
Is the third sketch of the collection named Refreshment Saloon Philadelphia October 5, 1862. (Tags: Philadelphia, Refreshment Saloon).
Encampment Near Chain Bridge Image
Encampment Near Chain Bridge
Encampment Near Chain Bridge is the 4th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Encampment, Chain Bridge)
Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’ Image
Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’
Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’ is the 5th sketch in sketchbook number one.(Tags: Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’, John Joseph Abercrombie, Gen. John Abercrombie)
Falmouth looking North West 1862 Image
Falmouth looking North West 1862
Falmouth looking North West 1862 is the 7th sketch in sketchbook number two. (Tags: Falmouth)
Moonlight November 4th, 1862 Image
Moonlight November 4th, 1862
Moonlight November 4th, 1862 – Election Night in Camp – “Show Election hill camp fire – is the 8th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Election, Election Night)
U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862 Image
U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862
U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862 – Headquarters of Lieutenant James J. Reeves – Picket Station (Henry Deemer) – James Gillen (Camden) is the 10th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Fairfax, Headquarters, Lieutenant James J. Reeves, Picket Station, Henry Deemer, James Gillen, Lieutenant James J. Reeves, James J. Reeves)
Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent Image
Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent
Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent with a Cavalier in the background is the 13th sketch in sketchbook number one. (Tags: Sargent, Cavalier)
Brigade Image
Brigade
Brigade is the 15th sketch in sketchbook number two. (Tags: Brigade)
Photograph 4 Image
Photograph 4
Photographed named 4. Is the fourth picture of the collection named Baltimore December 3, 1862.
Photograph 5 Image
Photograph 5
Photographed named 5. Is the fifth sketch of the collection named Capitol Hill October 1862.
Photograph 6 Image
Photograph 6
Photographed named 6. Is the sixth sketch of the collection named Potomac Chain Bridge – Open (Camp Nixon in View).
Photograph 7 Image
Photograph 7
Photographed named 7. Is the seventh picture of the collection named Potomac October 15, 1862
Photograph 8 Fort Marcy Image
Photograph 8 Fort Marcy
Photographed named 8. Is the eighth picture of the collection named Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862 *Painting 8 and 9 are actually 2 halves of one painting.
Photograph 9 Fort Marcy Image
Photograph 9 Fort Marcy
Photographed named 9. Is the ninth picture of the collection named Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862. *Painting 8 and 9 are actually 2 halves of one painting.
Photograph 11 Image
Photograph 11
Photographed named 11. Is the eleventh picture of the collection named Fort Marcy – Camp Kearney
Cover of Sketch October/November/December 1862 Image
Cover of Sketch October/November/December 1862
Front and back of the front cover of John G. Keyser’s second Sketchpad with his inscription on it, stating “Sketch Book J. G. Keyser Co. H 24 N. J. V.  Camp Robertson March 3, 1863.”
3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA – Colonel Henry W. Brown – Gen. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V. – Major Hickey Image
3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA – Colonel Henry W. Brown – Gen. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V. – Major Hickey
Front and back of the first sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad in the second sketchpad. The sketch is of the 3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA. Those in the sketch are Colonel Henry W. Brown, Gen. Alfred Thomas, Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V., and Major Hickey.
3 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Adjutant David Fairly – White Oak Church – Pines Image
3 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Adjutant David Fairly – White Oak Church – Pines
Third sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad the second sketchpad. The sketch is of the 3rd Regiment New Jersey Volunteer, and includes Adjutant David Fairly, and White Oak Church.
4. Man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand – Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders – (Back of Sketch #3) Image
4. Man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand – Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders – (Back of Sketch #3)
Fourth sketch is on the back of the third sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad. The sketch is of an unnamed man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand. Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders.
5. White Oak Church - Monument Image
5. White Oak Church - Monument
Fifth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the White Oak Church and a monument in the distance.
Falmouth – “Looking up” March 5, 1863 Back of Sketch 5 Image
Falmouth – “Looking up” March 5, 1863 Back of Sketch 5
The sixth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is on the back of the fifth sketch. The sketch is of Falmouth, dated March 5, 1863.
Falmouth looking North West 1862 Image
Falmouth looking North West 1862
Falmouth looking North West 1862 is the 7th sketch in sketchbook number two. (Tags: Falmouth)
Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863 Image
Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863
Front and back of the eighth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863.
Encampment – Knight – Harker – Robertson - Cumberland Image
Encampment – Knight – Harker – Robertson - Cumberland
Front and back of the ninth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of an encampment. The encampment includes Camp Knight, Camp Harker, Camp Robertson, and Camp Cumberland.
10. Volunteer T.R. Brown Image
10. Volunteer T.R. Brown
Front of the tenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of volunteer, T. R. Brown.
Profile drawings of a Man and Woman’s head – and a tree and camp to the left (Back of Sketch 10). Image
Profile drawings of a Man and Woman’s head – and a tree and camp to the left (Back of Sketch 10).
Back of the tenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of profile drawings of a man and a woman’s head, along with a tree and camp to the left of the man and woman.
City - Falmouth Image
City - Falmouth
Front and back of the twelfth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of Falmouth.
Sketch of a Review of under Gen. Hooker – March 5, 1863 near Falmouth Image
Sketch of a Review of under Gen. Hooker – March 5, 1863 near Falmouth
Front and back of the thirteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of a Review of under Gen. Hooker on March 5, 1863 at Falmouth.
Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac Image
Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac
Front and back of the fourteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac.
Review from Gen. Hooker Back of Sketch #15 Image
Review from Gen. Hooker Back of Sketch #15
Back of the fifteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of a Review from Gen. Hooker.
Brigade Review of Major General French March 27, 1863 Image
Brigade Review of Major General French March 27, 1863
Front and back of the seventeenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of a Brigade Review of Major General French on March 27, 1863.
24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863 Image
24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863
Front and back of the eighteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the Twenty-Fourth Regiment New Jersey Volunteer at Camp Robertson near Falmouth, Virginia on March and April 1863.
Front of Back Sketch Pad Image
Front of Back Sketch Pad
Front and back of back cover John G. Keyser’s second Sketchpad.
Soldiers – (Painting) Image
Soldiers – (Painting)
The front and back of the tenth sketch of the collection.
Ft. Marcy Chain Bridge October 19, 1862 Image
Ft. Marcy Chain Bridge October 19, 1862
The front and back of the twelfth sketch in the collection.
Ft. Marcy, Chain Bridge October 20, 1862 Image
Ft. Marcy, Chain Bridge October 20, 1862
The front and back of the thirteenth sketch in the collection.
Camp Cumberland November 1862 Image
Camp Cumberland November 1862
The front and back of the fourteenth sketch in the collection.
Camp Cumberland November 23, 1862 Image
Camp Cumberland November 23, 1862
24 Reg. N.J. Vol Camp Cumberland Near Hall’s Hill VA 24 N.J.V. Sunday November 23, 1862 1. Field Officers Tent 2. Guard House 3. Company Officers Tents 4. 13 relieving Guards 5. Company Tents – The front and back of the fifteenth sketch in the collection.
Camp Cumberland November – December 1862 Image
Camp Cumberland November – December 1862
The front and back of the sixteenth sketch in the collection.
On Picket December 5, 1863 Image
On Picket December 5, 1863
The front and back of the seventeenth sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg Image
Fredericksburg
The front and back of the eighteenth sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg Image
Fredericksburg
Action at Marye’s Heights, Outside Fredericksburg December 13, 1863 – Kimball’s Brigade in the Battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862 Drawn on the Battlefield by J. G. Keyser1. Rebels Batteries 2. Stonewalls 3. Barn & Blacksmith Shops 4. Haystacks 5. Fine Rebel house on the Hill 6. Fine Brickhouse in the Hill 7. Hospital 8. Throwaway Blankets 9. Canals Wounded Soldiers 10. 24 Reg. N. J. Vol. 11. 28 Reg. N.J. Vol. 12. Skirmishes 13. Reinforcements 14. Street to Fredericksburg – The front of the nineteenth sketch in the collection.
Horses and Men December 14, 1862 Image
Horses and Men December 14, 1862
The back of the nineteenth sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg Flag of Truce December 1862 - Rebel and Union Pickets Image
Fredericksburg Flag of Truce December 1862 - Rebel and Union Pickets
The front and back of the twenty-first sketch in the collection.
Gen. Caroll’s Headquarters – Kimball’s Brigade Near Falmouth – Post Fredericksburg Image
Gen. Caroll’s Headquarters – Kimball’s Brigade Near Falmouth – Post Fredericksburg
The front and back of the twenty-second sketch in the collection.
Night Scene Picket December 21, 1862 Image
Night Scene Picket December 21, 1862
The front and back of the twenty-fourth sketch in the collection.
Sunday Night Campfire Christmas Eve 62 December 24, 1862 Image
Sunday Night Campfire Christmas Eve 62 December 24, 1862
The front and back of the twenty-fifth sketch in the collection.
Camp Knight December/January/February 1862 & 1863 Image
Camp Knight December/January/February 1862 & 1863
The front and back of the twenty-seventh sketch in the collection.
Slave Woman – J. Norton’s Tent – On Back: Camp Night January 1, 1863 Image
Slave Woman – J. Norton’s Tent – On Back: Camp Night January 1, 1863
The front and back of the twenty-eighth sketch in the collection.
Lt. Col. Frank Knight Image
Lt. Col. Frank Knight
The front and back of the twenty-ninth sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg and Falmouth January 23, 1863 Image
Fredericksburg and Falmouth January 23, 1863
The front and back of the thirtieth sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg – On Picket February 25, 1863 Image
Fredericksburg – On Picket February 25, 1863
The front and back of the thirty-first sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg February 28, 1863 Image
Fredericksburg February 28, 1863
The front and back of the thirty-second sketch in the collection.
Gen. French March 9, 1863 Image
Gen. French March 9, 1863
The front and back of the thirty-third sketch in the collection.
On Picket March 13, 1863 Image
On Picket March 13, 1863
The front and back of the thirty-fourth sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg March 16, 1863 Image
Fredericksburg March 16, 1863
The front and back of the thirty-fifth sketch in the collection.
Cavalry Bringing Rebel Prisoners Captured yesterday leaving Camp Robertson March 18, 1863 Image
Cavalry Bringing Rebel Prisoners Captured yesterday leaving Camp Robertson March 18, 1863
The front and back of the thirty-sixth sketch in the collection.
Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA, 24 N.J.V. March 19, 1863 (4 weeks today) Image
Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA, 24 N.J.V. March 19, 1863 (4 weeks today)
The front and back of the thirty-seventh sketch in the collection.
Encampment March 23, 1863 (Fredericksburg) Image
Encampment March 23, 1863 (Fredericksburg)
The front and back of the thirty-eighth sketch in the collection.
Fredericksburg and Lacey House Image
Fredericksburg and Lacey House
The front and back of the thirty-ninth sketch in the collection.
Camp Robertson Image
Camp Robertson
The front and back of the fortieth sketch in the collection.
Camp Robertson April 5, 1863 Image
Camp Robertson April 5, 1863
The front and back of the forty-first sketch in the collection.
White Oak Church April 13, 1863 Image
White Oak Church April 13, 1863
The front and back of the forty-second sketch in the collection.
Camp Robertson April 15, 1863 Image
Camp Robertson April 15, 1863
The front and back of the forty-third sketch in the collection.
Encampment Near US Ford on the Rappahannock April 28, 1863 Image
Encampment Near US Ford on the Rappahannock April 28, 1863
The front and back of the forty-fourth sketch in the collection.
Couch – US Ford Headquarters April 30, 1863 Image
Couch – US Ford Headquarters April 30, 1863
The front and back of the forty-fifth sketch in the collection.
Gen Couch – Frank Carroll – French – Falmouth Image
Gen Couch – Frank Carroll – French – Falmouth
The front and back of the forty-sixth sketch in the collection.
Rappahannock US Ford Before Battle May 1863 Image
Rappahannock US Ford Before Battle May 1863
The front and back of the forty-seventh sketch in the collection.
Camp life US Ford May 1, 1863 Image
Camp life US Ford May 1, 1863
The front and back of the forty-eighth sketch in the collection.
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 Image
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863
The front and back of the forty-ninth sketch in the collection.
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (2nd) Image
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (2nd)
The front and back of the fiftieth sketch in the collection.
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (3rd) Image
Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 (3rd)
The front and back of the fifty-first sketch in the collection.
Rebel Prisoners After Battle near US Ford May 4, 1863 (Back of #45) Image
Rebel Prisoners After Battle near US Ford May 4, 1863 (Back of #45)
The back of the forty-fifth sketch in the collection.
Potomac Creek Hospital, Army of the Potomac May 15, 1863 Image
Potomac Creek Hospital, Army of the Potomac May 15, 1863
The front and back of the fifty-third sketch in the collection.
Bush and Woods Ridge at Potomac Creek May 16, 1863 (Back of #47) Image
Bush and Woods Ridge at Potomac Creek May 16, 1863 (Back of #47)
he back of the forty-seventh sketch in the collection.
Potomac Creek Hospital May 20, 1863 Image
Potomac Creek Hospital May 20, 1863
The front and back of the fifty-fifth sketch in the collection.
24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863 Image
24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863
Front and back of the eighteenth sketch in John G. Keyser’s second sketchpad is of the Twenty-Fourth Regiment New Jersey Volunteer at Camp Robertson near Falmouth, Virginia on March and April 1863.
French’s Headquarters Near Falmouth, VA June 10, 1863 Image
French’s Headquarters Near Falmouth, VA June 10, 1863
The front and back of the fifty-seventh sketch in the collection.
Rappahannock Water Fall June 10, 1863 Image
Rappahannock Water Fall June 10, 1863
The front and back of the fifty-eighth sketch in the collection.
Rappahannock Water Fall June 12, 1863 Image
Rappahannock Water Fall June 12, 1863
The front and back of the fifty-ninth sketch in the collection.
On Picket Image
On Picket
The front and back of the sixtieth sketch in the collection.
Campfire Image
Campfire
The front and back of the sixty-first sketch in the collection.
Adjutant Copper with Listings under the sketch Image
Adjutant Copper with Listings under the sketch
The front and back of the sixty-second sketch in the collection.
Listing of Company H, Bridgeton NJ & Company A Salem, NJ Image
Listing of Company H, Bridgeton NJ & Company A Salem, NJ
The front and back of the sixty-third sketch in the collection.
Cumberland County Historical Society

Finding Aid for John G. Keyser’s Civil War Sketches Collection
Date Ranges: 1862-1863
Bulk Dates: 1863

Finding Aid created by Brittney Ingersoll, 2017

Summary Information:

Creator: Cumberland County Historical Society

The collection consists of sketches and paintings created by John G. Keyser dated September 1862 to December 1863 and two sketchbooks, one dated November 1862 and the other from March 1863. Individual sketches comprise of fifty-seven physical pages of sketches, five physical pages of paintings. The physical collection is comprised of 6 boxes. Five of the six boxes contain Keyser’s sketches and original artwork. The sixth box contains miscellaneous documents that the society has accumulated over the years about Keyser and his sketches. The collection is both a physical and a digital collection.

Digitized, the collection comprises of ninety-five digital files. There are sixty-three files of the individual sketches scanned. Because of the size of some of the sketches, they were scanned in pieces. Sketchpad 1 consists of 13 files and sketchpad two has nineteen files. The backs of the sketches were also scanned.

Extent: 9 Linear Feet 7 Inches (6 Boxes)

Call Number: John G. Keyser Collection

Language: English

Access and Use:

The collection is available for research. Because of the fragility of the sketches the digital files have been printed. Either the digital collection or the copies can be viewed for research. Only under certain circumstances can the researcher have access to the original sketches. The sketches are also available for usage for institutions. Institutions must ask permission and give appropriate citation and credit to the Cumberland County Historical Society.

Background Information:

John G. Keyser was born in Germany in Oberstenfeld between Marbach and Wȕrttemburg on May 13, 1827. He arrived in Philadelphia when he was 19 years old on January 2nd, 1847 from London. He remained in Philadelphia until 1856 when he moved to Bridgeton, New Jersey. Keyser was always known for being a painter, yet in an 1860 census Keyser’s occupation was listed as a “tailor” and he was residing at a hotel. The 1860 census conflicts with a 1879-1880 advertisement for Keyser’s paint shop that stated, “Established – 1858.”

[1] On September 2nd, 1862 Keyser enrolled in the army, joining the Twenty-Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Company H.

[2]The sketches within this collection were created by John G. Keyser between September 1862 to July 1863, while he served as a private for the Twenty-Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Company H during the Civil War. The New Jersey Twenty-Fourth Regiment served nine months. Keyser volunteered and served from September 2, 1862 – June 19, 1863. His company was involved in both the Battle of Fredericksburg in December 1862 and the Battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863. Company H travelled from New Jersey to Baltimore, Washington then to its final destination of Virginia, where they spent majority of their time. Keyser captured the travels, the camps, battles, and men, immortalizing them in his sketches.

[3]Once Keyser was out of the service, he returned to Bridgeton, New Jersey. He continued working as a painter. He sold sketches he had done while in Europe of battle scenes of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, along with sketches of the different camps of the 24th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Company H from Beverly, NJ to Virginia. In 1891 Keyser applied for his passport to return to Germany. Although he planned on staying only a year before returning to the United States, Keyser fell ill in Germany and died there on February 11, 1902. His death was announced in the Bridgeton Evening News on March 5, 1902.[4]

Scope and Content and Arrangement:

The overall collection consists of sketches, and paintings of battle scenes, encampments, prisons, and soldiers that John G. Keyser saw and experienced during his service in the Civil War. The exact date of the acquisition of the collection is unknown, but is believed to have been in the Society’s possession for almost as long as the Society’s existence. The original order of the collection was altered, the individual sketches have been arranged to fit the historical timeline of the travels, camps, and battles of the Twenty-Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers Company H. The sketchbooks are still in the original order have not been altered. There were some discrepancies of the dates that were marked on the sketch with the image. For example, sketch #4 is a scene of Baltimore and is dated for December 3, 1862, Keyser and the regiment had left Maryland and were already in Virginia by December 3, 1862. Instead of following the date, the sketch is in the order of the image.

Drawings and paintings whose dates remain unknown have been placed at the end of the collection or with similar sketches as appropriate. For example, sketch #18 is of Fredericksburg with no date and was put in the order with the battle of Fredericksburg sketches. Another example is painting #10 that has no date, but because there are only three paintings, it was placed in the order with the other paintings.

[1] W. Andrew Boyd, Boyd’s Cumberland County Directory, For 1879-1880 a Complete Directory of the Cities of Bridgeton, Millville & Vineland, Together with a Complete Business Directory of the Whole County, Giving the Names of all Professions, Trades and Occupations, and a Very Large List of Farmers and Fruit Growers, With an Appendix of The Cities, (Wilmington: James & Webb, 1879), p. 64.

[2] Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-1865 Vol. I, (Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876), p. 799, 812-814; New Jersey Census Record 1860; John G. Keyser, “Form for Naturalized Citizen,” (October 9, 1891), Passport Application, Received from the National Archives and Records Administration.

[3] James J. Reeves, History of the Twenty-Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer, (Camden: S. Chew, Printer, Front and Market Streets, 1889).; Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-1865 Vol. I, (Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876), p. 799, 812-814

[4]W. Andrew Boyd, Boyd’s Cumberland County Directory, For 1881-1882 a Complete Directory of the Cities of Bridgeton, Millville & Vineland, Together with a Complete Business Directory of the Whole County, Giving the Names of all Professions, Trades and Occupations, and a Very Large List of Farmers and Fruit Growers, With an Appendix of The Cities, (Boyd Bros., 1881), p. 53; Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-1865 Vol. I, (Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876), p. 799, 812-814; “He Loved His Adopted Country, Reminiscences of John G. Keyser, Our Former Citizen. Artist, Soldier and Patriot.”, Bridgeton Evening News, March 5 ,1902 (Bridgeton, 1902). ; George Nixon ed., “Keyser’s Campaign Sketches of the 24th Regiment N.J. Volunteers” in The Bridgeton Chronicle, (Bridgeton: March 28, 1868).

Subject Terms:

  • John G. Keyser
  • Twenty- Fourth New Jersey Volunteer Regiment
  • Civil War
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville

Related Materials:

Researchers who are interested in the John G. Keyser Collection may also be interested in the collections and items within the archives that are listed below:

  • War Files – Civil War Files
  • Charles F. Dare Collection – Comprising of over 50 books on the Civil War
  • James J. Reeves, History of the Twenty-Fourth Regiment, New Jersey Volunteer, (Camden: S. Chew, Printer, Front and Market Streets, 1889).
  • Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War 1861-1865 Vol. & Vol. II, (Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876).

Digitized Content List:

File #’s Description/Title File Type Scanned Resolution Original Item Location
1 Camp Cadwallader, Beverly NJ September 1862 & June 1863 TIFF 600dpi 1
2 Joe Mulford – Funeral October 1, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 2
3 Refreshment Saloon Philadelphia October 5, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 3
4 Baltimore December 3, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 7
5 Capitol Hill October 1862 TIFF 600dpi 4
6 Potomac Chain Bridge – Open TIFF 600dpi 8
7 Potomac October 15, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 9
8 Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862 TIFF 600dpi 23
9 Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862 TIFF 600dpi 24
10 Soldiers – (Painting) TIFF 600dpi 12
11 Ft. Marcy – Camp Kearney TIFF 600dpi 10
12 Ft. Marcy Chain Bridge October 19, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 11
13 Ft. Marcy, Chain Bridge October 20, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 19
14 Camp Cumberland November 1862 TIFF 600dpi 15
15 Camp Cumberland November 23, 1862 24 Reg. N.J. Vol Camp Cumberland Near Hall’s Hill VA 24 N.J.V. Sunday November 23, 1862 1. Field Officers Tent 2. Guard House 3. Company Officers Tents 4. 13 relieving Guards 5. Company Tents TIFF 600dpi 16
16 Camp Cumberland November – December 1862 TIFF 600dpi 17
17 On Picket December 5, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 50
18 Fredericksburg TIFF 600dpi 42
19 Fredericksburg – Action at Marye’s Heights, Outside Fredericksburg December 13, 1863 – Kimball’s Brigade in the Battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862 Drawn on the Battlefield by J. G. Keyser1. Rebels Batteries 2. Stonewalls 3. Barn & Blacksmith Shops 4. Haystacks 5. Fine Rebel house on the Hill 6. Fine Brickhouse in the Hill 7. Hospital 8. Throwaway Blankets

9. Canals Wounded Soldiers 10. 24 Reg. N. J. Vol. 11. 28 Reg. N.J. Vol. 12. Skirmishes 13. Reinforcements 14. Street to Fredericksburg

TIFF 600dpi 43
20 Horses and Men December 14, 1862 (Back of #19) TIFF 600dpi 43
21 Fredericksburg Flag of Truce December 1862 – Rebel and Union Pickets TIFF 600dpi 51
22 Gen. Caroll’s Headquarters – Kimball’s Brigade Near Falmouth – Post Fredericksburg TIFF 600dpi 37 (2)
23 Camp Knight December 18, 1862 (Christmas Eve 62); Camp Knight December 18, 1862, “Camp Christmas Around Camp” TIFF 600dpi 20
24 Night Scene Picket December 21, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 6
25 Sunday Night Campfire Christmas Eve 62 December 24, 1862 TIFF 600dpi 5
26 Fredericksburg December 24, 1862 Review of Kimball’s, Originally French’s Div., Brigade after the Battle of Fredericksburg by Gen. Sumner and Hoff and Lieut. Col. Knight. Rescheduled by J. G. Keyser TIFF 600dpi 48
27 Camp Knight December/January/February 1862 & 1863 TIFF 600dpi 14
28 Slave Woman – J. Norton’s Tent – On Back: Camp Night January 1, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 13
29 Lt. Col. Frank Knight TIFF 600dpi 21
30 Fredericksburg and Falmouth January 23, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 46
31 Fredericksburg – On Picket February 25, 1863 TIFF 600dpi No #
32 Fredericksburg February 28, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 45
33 Gen. French March 9, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 40
34 On Picket March 13, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 52
35 Fredericksburg March 16, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 44
36 Cavalry Bringing Rebel Prisoners Captured yesterday leaving Camp Robertson March 18, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 29
37 Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA, 24 N.J.V. March 19, 1863 (4 weeks today) TIFF 600dpi 27
38 Encampment March 23, 1863 (Fredericksburg) TIFF 600dpi 49
39 Fredericksburg and Lacey House TIFF 600dpi 47
40 Camp Robertson TIFF 600dpi 28
41 Camp Robertson April 5, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 26
42 White Oak Church April 13, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 18
43 Camp Robertson April 15, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 30
44 Encampment Near US Ford on the Rappahannock April 28, 1863 TIFF 600dpi No #
45 Couch – US Ford Headquarters April 30, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 38
46 Gen Couch – Frank Carroll – French – Falmouth TIFF 600dpi 37
47 Rappahannock US Ford Before Battle May 1863 TIFF 600dpi 34
48 Camp life US Ford May 1, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 39
49 Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 31
50 Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 32
51 Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 33
52 Rebel Prisoners After Battle near US Ford May 4, 1863 (Back of #45) TIFF 600dpi 38
53 Potomac Creek Hospital, Army of the Potomac May 15, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 22
54 Bush and Woods Ridge at Potomac Creek May 16, 1863 (Back of #47) TIFF 600dpi 47
55 Potomac Creek Hospital May 20, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 25
56 24 Reg. N.J. Vol. Camp Stockton, Stafford County VA, May & June 10, 1863, Hospital, Col. Headquarters, Cooks, Grey backs TIFF 600dpi 41
57 French’s Headquarters Near Falmouth, VA June 10, 1863 TIFF 600dpi No #
58 Rappahannock Water Fall June 10, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 35
59 Rappahannock Water Fall June 12, 1863 TIFF 600dpi 36
60 On Picket TIFF 600dpi 53
61 Campfire TIFF 600dpi No #
62 Adjutant Copper with Listings under the sketch TIFF 600dpi No #
63 Listing of Company H, Bridgeton NJ & Company A Salem, NJ TIFF 600dpi No #

Sketch Book 1:

File #’s Description File Type Scanned Resolution
1 Cover of Sketch October/November/December 1862 TIFF 600dpi
2 Skyview of a Camp TIFF 600dpi
3 East Capitol Hill “Moonlight Scene” TIFF 600dpi
4 Encampment Near Chain Bridge TIFF 600dpi
5 Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’ TIFF 600dpi
6 Picket of Co. H, 24 N.J.V. at Langley’s, Fairfax C in VA, – “Geo. Fox” TIFF 600dpi
7 Langley’s Fairfax C in VA TIFF 600dpi
8 Moonlight November 4th, 1862 – Election Night in Camp – “Show Election hill camp fire re – TIFF 600dpi
9 Soldier on Horse and Five Soldiers TIFF 600dpi
10 U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862 – Headquarters of Lieutenant James J. Reeves – Picket Station (Henry Deemer) – James Gillen (Camden) TIFF 600dpi
11 “Benny” TIFF 600dpi
12 Ben Gibon (Benjamin N. Gibson Private in Co. H, 24 N.J.V.) (Back of Sketch 12) TIFF 600dpi
13 Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent with a Cavalier in the background TIFF 600dpi
14 Jack Nieukirk (John B. Nieukirk in Co. H, 24 N.J.V.) (Back of Sketch 13) TIFF 600dpi

Sketch Book 2:

File #’s Description File Type Scanned Resolution
1 Front and Back of Sketchpad front cover – Sketch Book J. G. Keyser Co. H 24 N. J. V. Camp Robertson March 3, 1863 TIFF 600dpi
2 3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA – Colonel Henry W. Brown – Gen. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V. – Major Hickey TIFF 600dpi
3 3 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Adjutant David Fairly – White Oak Church – Pines TIFF 600dpi
4 Man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand – Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders – (Back of Sketch #3) TIFF 600dpi
5 White Oak Church –Monument TIFF 600dpi
6 Falmouth – “Looking up” March 5, 1863 – (Back of Sketch 5) TIFF 600dpi
7 Falmouth Looking North West 1862 TIFF 600dpi
8 Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863 TIFF 600dpi
9 Encampment – Knight – Harker – Robertson – Cumberland TIFF 600dpi
10 Volunteer T.R. Brown TIFF 600dpi
11 Profile drawings of a Man and Woman’s head – and a tree and camp to the left (Back of Sketch #10) TIFF 600dpi
12 City – Falmouth TIFF 600dpi
13 Sketch of a Review of under Major Gen. Hooker – March 5, 1863 near Falmouth TIFF 600dpi
14 Major Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac TIFF 600dpi
15 Brigade TIFF 600dpi
16 Review from Major Gen. Hooker (Back of Sketch 15) TIFF 600dpi
17 Brigade Review of Major General French March 27, 1863 TIFF 600dpi
18 24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863 1. Knight Street 2. Robertson Street 3. Fithian Street 4. Cumberland Avenue 5. Hooker Avenue 6. Guard [moornting?] 7. French’s Headquarters 8. Potomac Corps Encampment TIFF 600dpi
19 Front and Back of Back Sketch Pad Cover TIFF 600dpi

Physical Content List

Box # File #’s Description/Title Original Item Location
1 1 Camp Cadwallader, Beverly NJ September 1862 & June 1863 1
1 2 Joe Mulford – Funeral October 1, 1862 2
1 3 Refreshment Saloon Philadelphia October 5, 1862 3
1 4 Baltimore December 3, 1862 7
1 5 Capitol Hill October 1862 4
3 6 Potomac Chain Bridge – Open 8
1 7 Potomac October 15, 1862 9
1 8 Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862 23
1 9 Fort Marcy (Painting) October 1862 24
1 10 Soldiers – (Painting) 12
1 11 Ft. Marcy – Camp Kearney 10
1 12 Ft. Marcy Chain Bridge October 19, 1862 11
1 13 Ft. Marcy, Chain Bridge October 20, 1862 19
1 14 Camp Cumberland November 1862 15
1 15 Camp Cumberland November 23, 1862 16
1 16 Camp Cumberland November – December 1862 17
1 17 On Picket December 5, 1863 50
1 18 Fredericksburg 42
1 19 & 20 19. Fredericksburg – Action at Marye’s Heights, Outside Fredericksburg December 13, 1863

20. Horses and Men December 14, 1862 (Back of #19)

43
1 21 Fredericksburg Flag of Truce December 1862 51
1 22 Gen. Caroll’s Headquarters – Kimball’s Brigade Near Falmouth – Post Fredericksburg 37 (2)
3 23 Camp Knight December 18, 1862 (Christmas Eve 62) 20
1 24 Night Scene Picket December 21, 1862 6
1 25 Sunday Night Campfire Christmas Eve 62 December 24, 1862 5
1 26 Fredericksburg December 24, 1862 Review of Kimball’s Brigade after the Battle of Fredericksburg by Gen. Sumner and Hoff 48
1 27 Camp Knight December/January/February 1862 & 1863 14
1 28 Slave Woman – J. Norton’s Tent – On Back: Camp Night January 1, 1863 13
1 29 Lt. Col. Frank Knight 21
1 30 Fredericksburg and Falmouth January 23, 1863 46
1 31 Fredericksburg – On Picket February 25, 1863 No #
1 32 Fredericksburg February 28, 1863 45
1 33 Gen. French’s Headquarters near Falmouth, Relieving Pickets, March 9, 1863 40
3 34 On Picket March 13, 1863 52
1 35 Fredericksburg March 16, 1863 44
2 36 Camp Robertson March 18, 1863 29
2 37 Camp Robertson March 19, 1863 27
2 38 Encampment March 23, 1863 (Fredericksburg) 49
2 39 Fredericksburg and Lacey House 47
2 40 Camp Robertson 28
2 41 Camp Robertson April 5, 1863 26
3 42 White Oak Church April 13,1863 18
2 43 Camp Robertson April 15, 1863 30
2 44 Encampment Near US Ford on the Rappahannock April 28, 1863 No #
2 45 45. Couch – US Ford Headquarters April 30, 1863

52. Rebel Prisoners After Battle near US Ford May 4, 1863 (Back of #45)

38
2 46 Gen Couch – Frank Carroll – French – Falmouth 37
2 47 47. Rappahannock US Ford Before Battle May 1863

54. Bush and Woods Ridge at Potomac Creek May 16, 1863 (Back of #47)

34
2 48 Camp life US Ford May 1, 1863 39
2 49 Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 31
2 50 Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 32
2 51 Chancellorsville May 3, 1863 33
2 53 Potomac Creek Hospital May 15, 1863 22
2 55 Potomac Creek Hospital May 20, 1863 25
2 56 Camp Stockton June 10, 1863 41
2 57 French’s Headquarters Near Falmouth, VA June 10, 1863 No #
2 58 Rappahannock Water Fall June 10, 1863 35
2 59 Rappahannock Water Fall June 12, 1863 36
3 60 On Picket 53
2 61 Campfire No #
2 62 Adjutant Copper with Listings under the sketch No #
2 63 Listing of Company H, Bridgeton NJ & Company A Salem, NJ No #

Sketch Book 1:

Box # File #’s Description
4 1 Cover of Sketch October/November/December 1862
4 2 Skyview of a Camp
4 3 East Capitol Hill “Moonlight Rain”
4 4 Encampment Near Chain Bridge
4 5 Gen. Abercrombie Headquarters’
4 6 Picket of Co. H, 24 N.J.V. at Langley’s, Fairfax C in VA, – “Geo. Fox”
4 7 Langley’s Fairfax C in VA
4 8 Moonlight November 4th, 1862 – Election Night in Camp – “Show Election hill camp fire re –
4 9 Soldier on Horse and Five Soldiers
4 10 U. Pickets near Langley’s. Fairfax C’H, November 19, 1862 – Headquarters of Lieutenant James J. Reeves – Picket Station (Henry Deemer) – James Gillen (Camden)
4 11 “Benny”
4 12 Ben Gibon (Benjamin N. Gibson Private in Co. H, 24 N.J.V.) (Back of Sketch 12)
4 13 Unfinished Sketch of a Sargent with a Cavalier in the background
4 14 Jack Nieukirk (John B. Nieukirk in Co. H, 24 N.J.V.) (Back of Sketch 13)

Sketch Book 2:

Box # Sketch #’s Description
5 1 Front and Back of Sketchpad front cover – Sketch Book J. G. Keyser Co. H 24 N. J. V. Camp Robertson March 3, 1863
5 2 3 Reg. N. J. Vol. Encampment near White Oak Church, VA – Colonel Henry W. Brown – Gen. Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert’s Headquarters – 2 Reg N.J.V. – Major Hickey
5 3 3 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Adjutant David Fairly – White Oak Church – Pines
5 4 Man holding a flag with his hat in the other hand – Below that is a sketch of a man from his head to his shoulders – (Back of Sketch #3)
5 5 White Oak Church –Monument
5 6 Falmouth – “Looking up” March 5, 1863 – (Back of Sketch 5)
5 7 Falmouth Looking North West 1862
5 8 Grand Review of the Army of Potomac under President Lincoln April 8, 1863
5 9 Encampment – Knight – Harker – Robertson – Cumberland
5 10 Volunteer T.R. Brown
5 11 Profile drawings of a Man and Woman’s head – and a tree and camp to the left (Back of Sketch #10)
5 12 City – Falmouth
5 13 Sketch of a Review of under Major Gen. Hooker – March 5, 1863 near Falmouth
5 14 Major Gen. Hooker Reviewing the 2 Corps Army Potomac
5 15 Brigade
5 16 Review from Major Gen. Hooker (Back of Sketch 15)
5 17 Brigade Review of Major General French March 27, 1863
5 18 24 Reg. N. J. Vol. – Camp Robertson near Falmouth VA March & April 1863 1. Knight Street 2. Robertson Street 3. Fithian Street 4. Cumberland Avenue 5. Hooker Avenue 6. Guard [moornting?] 7. French’s Headquarters 8. Potomac Corps Encampment
5 19 Front and Back of Back Sketch Pad Cover

Miscellaneous Papers/Items

Box # Description
6 Example of John G. Keyser Compilation Book
Box # Envelope #
6 1 1 Button
6 2 2 Musket Balls
6 3 1 Minie Ball
Box # Folder #  
6 1 Letter Regarding button and three bullets
6 2 Keyser Sketch Book Loan
6 3 16 Miscellaneous photocopies of Keyser Sketches and other related images
6 4 11 Photographs of Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park – Photo of White Oak Church Sign – 2 postcards of Fredericksburg 7 negatives of the sketches photographed
6 5 38 Pages Correspondence/ Advertising
6 6 39 Pages Correspondence/ Advertising
6 7 Draw up of the accumulated Keyser Sketchpad
6 8 3 Photocopied NJ Militia Muster Roll Union Guard Co. 1st Reg. Cumberland
6 9 38 Photocopied Newspaper Articles
6 10 7 Photographs of Sketches; 12 Exhibit Papers; 6 Correspondence
6 11 2 pages sketches inventory (original); 2 Correspondence; 19 Book & Newspapers Photocopies; 1 page write up on the Keyser Sketches
6 12 4 Modern Newspapers discussing the Civil War
6 13 34 Miscellaneous Photocopies of the Keyser sketches
6 14 14 Photocopies from books Regarding Keyser and the Civil War
6 15 68 Pieces of signage for an Exhibit