Homestead. Pennsylvania Militia in the Field.

Strikers and Militiamen.

THE perfection to which instantaneous photography has reached is shown by the illustrations taken at Homestead by one of our staff. They represent the strikers and the militiamen as they actually are, and not as they exist in the imagination of an artist who has probably never been on the spot. They are a valuable memento of one of the most striking incidents that have yet occurred in the struggle all over the world between capital and labor, and of an important event in the history of this country. They best tell the story of the campaign.

How cleverly Gen. Snowden maneuvered troops under his command to Homestead, we have already told. They landed at Munhall Station at the upper end of the town, and not at the main station, as the strikers had expected. Munhall Station is alongside of the Carnegie Mills, and only a few hundred feet from the Monongahela River. As soon as the troops arrived there they marched to the top of the long hill which overlooks the town, stacked their arms, and rested.

The soldiers occupy a very strong position at Munhall. They hold the side and top of the hill known as the City Farm Heights, which rises at a very sharp angle from the edge of Homestead. The Carnegie Steel Works lie close to its base, and any part of the town could be reached in a straight line by a cannon ball fired from its top.

Gen. Snowden established his division headquarters in the large Carnegie school building on the crest of the hill, and called the encampment Camp Sam Black, in honor of Captain Samuel Black, who fell in the Civil War, while commanding the Sixty-second Pennsylvania Volunteers.

The forces encamped at Homestead are commanded by Gen. John A. Wiley.

The Fifth Regiment, Col. T. E. Burchenfield; Tenth, Col. A. L. Hawkins; Fourteenth, Col. P. D. Perchment; Fifteenth, Col. William A. Kreps; Sixteenth, Col. W. J. Hulings; Eighteenth, Col. Norman M. Smith; Battery B " of Pittsburgh, Capt. A. E. Hunt; the Sheridan Troop of Tyrone, Capt. C. S. W. Jones, and the City Troop of Philadelphia.

Another brigade, commanded by Gen. J. P. Gobin, consists of the Governor's Troop of Harrisburg, Capt. Fred M. Ott; Battery "C," Capt Denithorne; Fourth Regiment, Col. D. B. Case; Eighth, Col. Frank I. Magee; Ninth, Col. M. I. Keck; Twelfth, Col. James Cozzel, and the Thirteenth, Col. E. H. Ripple.

Another camp was established on the opposite shore of the Monongahela, comprising the Tenth and Fourteenth Regiments of battery, and forming a provisional brigade, under the command of Col. Hawkins of the Tenth.

Gen. Snowden practically placed Homestead under martial law, though he did not officially declare it to be so. The police administration was to all intents and purposes taken out of the citizens' hands, and provost guards were stationed at every corner to see that disorder was suppressed, and soldiers with fixed bayonets patrolled the streets.

It has hitherto been the custom for the Pennsylvania National Guard to have no caterer when they are in camp. The result is that the men have had to do their own cooking, and it was lucky for them, for when they reached Homestead they found they would have had to go to bed on the cold, bare ground, with empty stomachs, had they known nothing of the culinary art. The above illustration furnishes an excellent picture of a camp kitchen.

Homestead: General Snowden's Headquarters at the Schoolhouse, Overlooking the Works in the Valley

Homestead: Company "G," 16th Penn., at Camp Sam Black.

Homestead: Soldiers Ordering Strikers Away from the Railroad Station

Homestead: Provost Guard Passing Through the Principal Street in the Town.

Homestead: General View of Camp Sam Black, Taken From the Rear.

Homestead: View of the Mills From Camp Sam Black.

Homestead: Camp of the City Troop. Trooper Clarence Lewis Making Soup.

Homestead: Tents and Bedding Being Given Out to the 8th Penn.

Homestead: View of Camp Sam Black, Taken from the Windows of the Amalgamated Association

Homestead: Headquarters of the 9th Penn. The Headquarters of the Amalgamated Association Are Locatd in the Large Brick Building Opposite.

Homestead: Patrol Guard, Company "D," 15th Penn., Passing the Railroad Station to Disperse Groups of Strikers.

Homestead: Headquarters of the 15th Penn. and Hospital Camp.


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