"Cassius M. Clay Battalion Defending White House"

Cassius Clay had been appointed minister to Russia in 1861 but he delayed his departure to organize this troop of irregulars to help protect Washington, DC until regular troops arrived. The photo was taken at the beginning of the Civil War.

Date:
April, 1861
Original Format:
Photographic Print
Item#:
MES15384
Height:
2296px
Width:
2791px
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