Lt M. Zentmyer’s tent

2 January 2020

Private Miles Zentmyer enlisted in the 125th Pennsylvania Infantry in August 1862 and was first in action, along with most of the regiment, at Antietam in September. He mustered out with them in May 1863 and studied the law and taught school for almost two years before enlisting again in February 1865. He was appointed First Lieutenant, Company F, 77th Pennsylvania Infantry in March, and finally mustered out for good in January 1866.

The painting here is in a collection of personal artifacts and documents online from great-grandson Gary Zentmyer. It is of Lieutenant Zentmyer and his tent at Camp Harker, TN in May 1865. It was painted by E. Hodsdon (1899) from a pencil sketch made by Private Henry Comb of Company F in 1865.

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