Civil War Troops Quartered in the Capitol Plaque

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    Bronze, 41¾" x 55 ¾"
    Placed December 17, 1965
    East Front Entrance, First Floor, House Side

    Text of the Plaque

    THIS TABLET RECORDS THE FACT THAT THE
    FOLLOWING TROOPS WERE QUARTERED IN THE
    UNITED STATES CAPITOL IN RESPONSE TO
    PRESIDENT LINCOLN'S CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
    *** APRIL 15, 1861 ***

    MASSACHUSETTS
    SIXTH REGIMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS
    EIGHTH REGIMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS
    FIFTH REGIMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS

    NEW YORK
    SEVENTH REGIMENT (NEW YORK STATE MILITIA)
    ELLSWORTH'S FIRE ZOUAVES (ELEVENTH NEW YORK REGIMENT)
    SEVENTY-FIRST REGIMENT
    FIFTH NEW YORK REGIMENT

    PENNSYLVANIA
    LOGAN GUARDS OF LEWISTOWN
    THE WASHINGTON ARTILLERISTS OF POTTSVILLE
    THE NATIONAL LIGHT INFANTRY OF POTTSVILLE
    THE ALLEN INFANTRY RIFLES OF ALLENTOWN
    THE RINGGOLD LIGHT ARTILLERY OF READING
    THE SEVENTEETH REGIMENT OF
    PENNSYLVANIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    COMPANIES E.A.C. AND F (NATIONAL GUARD)
    MECHANICS' UNION RIFLES

    Authorized by 88th Congress of the United States – August 17, 1964

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