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J. Zelinski Camp O'Neal sketchbook

 Collection
Identifier: W-0038

Scope and Contents

This sketchbook contains nineteen sketches which depict training drills, camp life, and social events held at Camp O'Neal, a training base located in Frascati Park in Mobile. The 1st Infantry Regiment of Alabama State Troops conducted drills at the park in June 1883. Sergeant J. Zelinski drew the sketches and presented the collection to C. S. Tyler.

Dates

  • 1883 June

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

None

Biographical / Historical

The First Infantry Regiment, stationed in Mobile, Alabama, was one of three regiments that comprised the Alabama State Troops in 1888. The second and third infantries were stationed in Montgomery and Selma, respectively.

The First Infantry Regiment was officially organized in 1881 from several volunteer militia units. The regiment was called to active duty during the Spanish-American War in 1898. It served at the Mexican Border in 1916 and 1917 in response to Pancho Villa's invasion. In September 1917, the regiment became the 123rd U. S. Infantry and was mustered into Federal service at Camp Wheeler, Georgia.

Source: Alabama Department of Archives and History

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

This sketchbook contains nineteen pen and ink drawings that depict training drills, camp life, and social events held at Camp O'Neal, a training base located in Frascati Park in Mobile, Alabama.

Physical Location

The A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Provenance

Gift of A. S. Williams III, 2010

General

Title on spine: Zelinski's Sketches of Camp O'Neal at Frascati

Processed by

Haley Aaron and Martha Bace, 2013

Source

Creator

Title
Guide to J. Zelinski Camp O'Neal Sketchbook
Status
Completed
Date
August 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500