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Herman Hunicke, Private, Company H, 3rd U.S. Reserves (Union).

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Identifier: P0084-0206

Title: Herman Hunicke, Private, Company H, 3rd U.S. Reserves (Union).

Description: Half-length portrait of a seated man in uniform wearing a hat. "1861 Private Co. H 3d U. S. Reserve Corps Col. J. McNeil" (typed below image). "[illegible] Copy." (written below image). "H Hunicke 17 1/2 years Herman Hunicke (Civil War) 17 1/2 years Private Co. H 3d U.S. Reserve Corps of Liberty Central Trust Co." (written vertically on reverse side of image). "Gift of Mrs. H. M. Whelpley" (written on reverse side of image). At the age of 17 1/2 years old, Pvt. Hunicke was a member of Co. H 3rd U.S. Reserves, which was involved in the Camp Jackson affair (Rombauer 1909: 449). After the regiment disbanded on August 18, 1861, Hunicke joined Co. A 4th Missouri Volunteer Infantry as a Sgt on Sept 5, 1861 in St. Louis. He was mustered out of service on Feb. 1, 1863 at Benton Barracks (The Union Army 1998: 282 and Missouri digital soldiers records). Hunicke assumed his prewar occupation as a clerk after the war (Edward's Directory, 1864).


Place: United States

Dates: 1861

Type(s): Photograph


Subjects: Herman Hunicke
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Company H
3rd U.S. Reserves
Camp Jackson (Mo.)
4th Missouri Volunteer Infantry
Company A
Benton Barracks (Saint Louis, Mo.)


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