Soldiers' Christmas Online Exhibit

The Sentry's Christmas

Black-and-white illustration from the New York Illustrated News, January 4, 1862 issue, showing a night-time scene of a lone sentry, arms crossed over his upright musket, gazing into the distance and apparently thinking of home.

Caption: The Sentry's Christmas -- Thoughts of Home. See page 138.

Source: Illustration from New York Illustrated News, January 4, 1862, front page.

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