SOUTH CAROLINIANS AND NEW YORKERS A MEETING THAT WAS AS AGREEABLE AS POSSIBLE

Robert Gray

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The two facing sentries formally parleying upon the parapet belong to the Charleston Zouave Cadets, under Captain C. E. Chichester. Below them, past the flag fluttering to the left of the picture, are the prisoners taken at the first battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861, and placed under their care in Castle Pinckney. The meeting was as agreeable as possible under the circumstances, to all parties concerned. The prisoners, chiefly from New York regiments, behaved themselves like gentlemen and kept their quarters clean. The Cadets treated them as such, and picked up a few useful hints, such as the method of softening "hard-tack" to make it more edible. The Cadets were well drilled and kept strict discipline.

THE PHOTOGRAPHIC HISTORY OF THE CIVIL WAR IN TEN VOLUMES
Frances T. Miller - Editor in Chief - The Review of Reviews Co.
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There was a previous thread on the Charleston Zouave Cadets here: https://civilwartalk.com/threads/charleston-zouave-cadet.128710/

They were a South Carolina state militia company recruited in 1860. Throughout the first year of the war they performed garrison duty at Fort Pickney until later disbanded in 1862.

Here's another photo, one of a series taken by George S. Cook in August 1861.
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