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Herman Hunicke, Sergeant, Company A, 4th Missouri Volunteer Infantry (Union).

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Identifier: P0084-0207

Title: Herman Hunicke, Sergeant, Company A, 4th Missouri Volunteer Infantry (Union).

Description: Half-length portrait of a man in uniform. "1862 1st Sergt, Co. 4th Mo. Volunteers Col C. A. Fritz" (typed below image). "[illegible] copy" (written below image). "H Hunicke 19 years Herman Hunicke 19 years (Civil War) 1st Segt. Co. [?] 4th Missouri Volunteers of Liberty Central Trust Co." (written 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 (Edward's Directory, 1864).


Place: United States

Dates: 1862

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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