Vancouver Barracks Amusement Room (1881)

2019-09-09 All day
Card playing and cigar smoking was not unique to Vancouver Barracks. Civil War soldiers also enjoyed those amusements.
Cigar smoking and card playing, both popular at Vancouver Barracks, were common forms of recreation throughout the 19th century. Here two unidentified Union soldiers smoke while holding cards during the Civil War. Courtesy Library of Congress.