7th N.Y. at Ferry (LOC)

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When: 01 January 1915

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Bain News Service,, publisher.

7th N.Y. at Ferry

[between ca. 1915 and ca. 1920]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from unverified data provided by the Bain News Service on the negatives or caption cards.
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.22140

Call Number: LC-B2- 3903-6


Owner: The Library of Congress
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    Pixel Wrangler

    • 22/Apr/2014 02:15:37

    The New York 7th Regiment, Infantry, is likely shown in this photograph at the Pennsylvania ferry slip at the Hudson River, en route to the Camp Wadsworth training camp in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The 7th Regiment, popularly known as the "Silk Stocking Regiment" because of the large number of wealthy New Yorkers serving in its ranks, was the first large formation to leave for the new training facility. [ 1 ]

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    • 23/Apr/2014 17:19:29

    [https://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelwrangler] From its placement and the dates on other negatives, this is instead most likely the callup in June, 1916, which sent the regiment to the Mexican border at McAllen, Texas: "In 1916, the regiment was called into Federal Service on the Mexican Border as part of a force of 156,000 Guardsmen. This was, in effect, a test which showed up deficiencies in organization and personnel of the entire National Guard system. These deficiencies would need to be corrected, and soon. The Seventh, when called, reported for duty with all of its 1106 members and served five months in the field in and around McAllen, Texas. National Guard troops saw no action on the border and most of their time was spent on training hikes and maneuvers. Three members of the regiment died of unspecified causes while serving on the border." www.oryansroughnecks.org/history.html

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    Pixel Wrangler

    • 23/Apr/2014 17:28:30

    Hi Art, Yes -- I saw those June dates and planned to take a closer look at that time period. That said, I concur that this is likely the June, 1916, event which you have wonderfully noted.

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    • 25/Apr/2014 15:46:36

    This is June 27, 1916, at the Pennsylvania Railroad ferry station at West and Desbrosses Streets in Manhattan, where the 7th boarded the ferry Chicago at 10:14 a.m. to Jersey City to board trains for McAllen,Texas. The New York Sun reported it by the minute: "For the sake of those who like their itineraries straight let It be said that the Seventh marched out of its armory at Sixty-sixth street and Park avenue at 8:20 o'clock yesterday morning, marched over to the Sixth avenue elevated, past the Governor of New York and uncountable other persons who weren't ashamed to be seen blinking in what the police would call a suspicious manner, rode in elevated trains down to Grand street, boarded the ferryboat Chicago at Desbrosses street at 10:14, started for Jersey City at 10:16, got there at 10:23 and were ready to entrain at 10:30. All this according to the watch of Lt.-Col. Cornelius Vanderbilt, who, detailed as inspector-general, clocked each phase. By a Sun reporter's watch, the first section of the special train started rolling at 1:27 p.m. and the second section at 1:45." chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030272/1916-06-28/ed-...