Civil War Troops Quartered in the Capitol Plaque

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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