6th Vermont Infantry
Company K at Camp Griffin
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Sixth Vermont, Company K, in front of their camp area at Camp Griffin. The regiment was at Camp Griffin from October 22 1861 to March 10 1862, so the three gentlemen in the front are Captain Elisha Barney in the center, 1st Lieutenant Lucius Green and 2nd Lieutenant Alfred H. Keith, on either side of him. If what I have seen from similar pictures with men identified, Keith is on Barney's left and Green on his right. (facial hair is also a clue; the only picture of Green I've seen, shows him with a full beard; two pictures of Keith have him with mutton chops). The drummer is Albert L. Thompson. The fifer, Louis O. Christian, was in the original picture, to the right of Thompson, but was cut off in this print. (The print in "The Photographic History of the Civil War," Blue and Gray Press, 1987, vi:65, includes Christian).
A Houghton picture; see The John Gibson Houghton Collection for other 6th Vermont company pictures.
Contributed by Keith Bohacik, of St. Louis, MO, 2nd-great-grandson of John Betney (Bitney), who would enlist and join the company in late 1863.