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Federal fighters at Reams' Station.

these men of Barlow's First division of the Second Corps, under command of Brigadier-General Nelson A. Miles, gallantly repulsed the Second and third attacks by the Confederates upon Reams' Station, where Hancock's men were engaged in destroying the Weldon Railroad on August 24, 1864. in the First picture is seen Company D of the famous “Clinton guard,” as the sixty-first New York infantry called itself. The picture was taken at Falmouth in April, 1863, and the trim appearance of the troops on dress parade indicates nothing of the heavy losses they sustained when at Fredericksburg, led by Colonel miles, they fought with distinguished bravery against Jackson's men. Not only the regiment but its officers attained renown, for the regiment had the honor to be commanded by able soldiers. First, Francis C. Barlow was its Colonel, then Nelson A. Miles, then Oscar A. Broady, and lastly George W. Scott.

Federal fighters at Reams' Station: Company D of the famous “Clinton guard,” as the sixty-first New York infantry called itself.

Federal fighters at Reams' Station.


 

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