Guide to Photograph of Army regiment band "En Route to Manassas, Va." C0409 Photograph of Army regiment band "En Route to Manassas, Va."

Guide to Photograph of Army regiment band "En Route to Manassas, Va." C0409

Photograph of Army regiment band "En Route to Manassas, Va."


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Amanda Menjivar

Repository
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center
Identification
C0409
Title
Photograph of Army regiment band "En Route to Manassas, Va." 1904
Quantity
.01 Linear Feet, 1 photograph
Location
R 72, C 3, S 4
Language
English .
Abstract
Black and white photograph, likely of an Army regiment band preparing to march down a street, taken 1904. On the bottom left of the photograph "En route to Manassas, VA 1904" is written in ink. Despite this, the photograph was most likely not taken in Manassas.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Public Domain. There are no known restrictions.

Access Restrictions

There are no access restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Photograph of Army regiment band "En Route to Manassas, Va.", C0409, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by Lynn Eaton in April 2019.

Processing Information

Processed by Amanda Menjivar in February 2023. Finding aid completed in March 2023. Additional historical research provided by Donald L. Wilson, Virginiana Librarian at the Ruth E. Lloyd Information Center for Genealogy and Local History (RELIC), Prince William Public Libraries.


Historical Information

On August 30, 1904 the Groveton Confederate Monument (also known as the Groveton Cemetery Monument) was unveiled in Manasses, VA to mark the fatalities at both battles of Manassas during the American Civil War. Placed by the Bull Run Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, this event "coincided with both the forty-second anniversary of the second battle of Manassas and the arrival of hundreds of Civil War veterans and their descendants. 'A number of U.S. troops were present, including a regimental band, furnished for the occasion'" (Como). Though unconfirmed, it is likely the regiment band in this image is part of this event.

Scope and Content

Black and white photograph, likely of an Army regiment band preparing to march down a street, taken 1904. Behind the band is a multi-story building and a church spire. A crowd of children and adults is gathered on the side of the street.

On the bottom left of the photograph "En route to Manassas, Va. 1904" is written in ink. Despite this, the photograph was most likely not taken in Manassas due to the architectural clues in the photograph.

Arrangement

This is a single item collection.

Related Material

The Special Collections Research Center holds many other collections and materials focused on the history of Northern Virginia and American Civil War.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Confederate States of America -- History, Military
  • Manassas (Va.)
  • Marching bands
  • Music
  • Photographs.

Bibliography

Como, Tish. "EFFECTS OF THE 1904 ARMY MANEUVERS ON THE GREATER MANASSAS COMMUNITY." Prince William Reliquary Vol. 9, No. 1, January 2010. Accessed March 2023.

"Groveton Confederate Cemetery[.]" Historic Prince William, accessed March 2023. https://www.historicprincewilliam.org/cemeteries/cemeteries-in-pwc/groveton-confederate.html.


Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • Confederate States of America -- History, Military