First Delaware Regiment and Guard, ca. 1861-65
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This photograph of six soldiers standing with battle torn flags has been published many times, but remains a poignant look at the era. These young but weary men were photographed in Wilmington by J.E. Torbert. The First Delaware was organized in September 1861 and remained active until July 1865. For a full history of the regiment, see William P. Seville, History of the First Regiment Delaware Volunteers (Wilmington, 1884). Source: Delaware Historical Society Collections.