******Pictures Related to the Regiment ******

 

Colonel Max Weber

Personal collection of Gary Kappesser

Colonel Ernst Von Vegeseck

In Following the Greek Cross by Thomas Hyde 1894

Lieutenant Colonel Francis Weiss

Personal collection of Gary Kappesser

Major Lorenz Meyer

Personal Collection of Gary Kappesser

Encampment of the Turners at Hampton Creek

In Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War 1896 page 283.

Fourth of July 1861 Celebration at Camp Hamilton

In Harpers Weekly July 27, 1861. page 470.

Troops Under Weber Landing at Hatteras 8/29/1861

In Pictorial War Record, January 21, 1882. page 164.

On the Beach at Hatteras

In Pictorial War Record, January 21, 1882. page 162.

The Surrender of Forts Hatteras and Clark

In Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper September 14, 1861. page 280.

Interior of Ft. Hatteras After Surrender

In Pictorial War Record, February 4, 1882. page 183. also in The New York Illustrated News September 30, 1861. page 348.

Map of Hatteras Inlet

Originally in Frank Leslies Illustrated Newspaper Sept. 7, 1861 page 271.

Location of Turners at Camp Hamilton October, 1861

The Turners original encampment was at Tyler's Point, but after the burning of Hampton and the Regiment's return from Hatteras Inlet, the encampment was relocated closer to Fort Monroe. Identified by Roman Numeral III, it was just across the bridge from the Fort. This agrees with the location described by Albert Barenreuth in his October 15, 1861 letter.

Flood of Turners Camp Hamilton

In Pictorial War Record, March 11, 1882. page 219.

Weber's Headquarters at Camp Hamilton

In Pictorial War Record, May 27, 1882. page 305.

Reconaissance at New Market

In Frank Leslie's Illustrated Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War 1896 page 279.

Sketch of Monitor & Merrimac by Sgt. Charles Worret

In Harpers Weekly, April 12, 1862. page 237.

Map of Cramptons Gap

In Atlas of the Official Records of the Civil War

Charge at the Dunker Church Antietam

In Century Magazine Vol. XXXII page 298.

A. R. Waud Sketch of Turners Charge at Antietam

In Harpers Weekly October 25, 1862.

Map Depicting 20th NYSV at Antietam

 

1863 Recruiting Ad

from New York Democrat German language newspaper 14 Sept. 1863.

Turnfest at Jones Wood, NY. September 12, 1864

In Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, October 12, 1864. Note men in unform and with rifles on sidelines possibly former members of 20th NYSV.

Monument at National Cemetery Sharpsburg MD

Photo by Gary Kappesser In keeping with their belief in the equality of men, the Turner veterans placed their monument in a section of the National Cemetery reserved for officers.

Monument at National Cemetery #2

Photo by Gary Kappesser

Turner Owl detail from monument National Cemetery

Photo by Gary Kappesser

Turner Veterans at Dedication of Monument 1887

Courtesy of Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg MD.

Monument to 20th NYSV at Antietam Battlefield

Photo by Gary Kappesser

Detail of Bronze Plaque at Base of Monument

Photo by Gary Kappesser

50th Anniversary Party at Antietam

Courtesy of Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg MD.

Former Cadets at Antietam 1912

Courtesy of Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg MD.

Reunion Ribbons 1907, 1909, & 1911

Personal Collection of Gary Kappesser

Memorial to Fallen Members at N.Y. Turners Hall

Photo Courtesy of Matt Bursig, Long Island Turners

Antietam Illumination

The Memorial Illumination of Antietam National Battlefield takes place every year on the first Saturday in December. Candles are lit to honor the 23,110 Union and Confederate soldiers who were casualties of the Battle of Antietam. Each year hundreds of volunteers place luminaries on the Battlefield for this commemoration. The cluster of lights around the Turners' monument preserves the memory of the brave men who fell there.

 

August Westhoff Company D, 20th NYSV (new January 2003)

This CDV of Private August Westhoff shows him with his Hardee hat. The hat does not have the usual infantry insignia, but rather a Rifles style trumpet. The frock coat has added shoulder straps, and the trousers are dark blue. At his left side hangs the Collins saber bayonet, clearly identifiable from the shape of the handle. He is wearing the SNY belt buckle. Draped from his left shoulder and hooked to a coat button is a marksmans style lanyard or aiguillette. This picture likely was used by Don Troiani for his depiction of the Regiment's uniform in his new book "Regiments & Uniforms of the Civil War". Westhoff survived the war. The two following pictures show him as he aged. (3 photos personal collection Gary Kappesser)

 

August Westhoff in his late 30's

 

August Westhoff in his 50's

 

Albon Hottenroth, First Sergeant and Lieutenant, Co. C

 

Hottenroth mustered in as First Sergeant, Company C, and was promoted to Lieutenant November 4, 1861. He was wounded at Salem Church. He is wearing a lanyard or aiguillette similar to Westhoff's. This photo suggests that either the lanyard was part of the Regiment's uniform or it was used to designate men who had been in the turnschutzen before the war.

 

Philip Kappesser, private, Co. E. June 10, 1861

This photo shows Philip Kappesser in the New York State regulation jacket with eight buttons and rounded front that was originally issued to the Regiment. Trousers were light blue. (photo courtesy of Ernest Kappesser, Weedsport, N.Y.)

Frederick William Fix

Personal collection of Gary Kappesser

 

George B. and J. Adam Lautz

Personal collection of Paul Stambach