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Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

On this site in 1862...

 
 
On this site in 1862... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 11, 2010
1. On this site in 1862... Marker
Inscription.
Guard Duty in Falmouth:
Eight members of Company "F" 2nd Regt. U.S. Sharpshooters pose for a photograph in front of the O'Bannon House on Caroline St. (current day Butler Road) in Falmouth, Virginia, about May or June of 1862. They are Pictured with their model 1855 Colt Revolving Rifles, just prior to being issued the Sharps Breechloading rifle. From Right to Left: Pvt. Charles Applin, Pvt Isaac Farnum, Sgt. Horace Caldwell, Pvt. Amos S. Abbott, Pvt. William C.Beard, Pvt. William Spead, Pvt. Leonard Spead, Pvt. Cyrus R. Farnum..

John O'Bannon House
"The Company was detailed to go on guard duty in the Village for Twenty-Four hours, only our Captain found his quarter in the Forbes Parlor so very agreeable that he sent word to the Provost Marshall that he would be pleased to stay and that his company would do the special duty as long as the Marshall might want. Captain Gibbon of Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery was Provost Marshall of Falmouth Village and his headquarters were in a private house nearly oppoosite our quarters."
Wyman White, Co. F 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters

"Monday June 16th 1862 - Our Company was detailed for Provost Guard at Falmouth, started at 7 in the morning. I was on the 2nd relief, 4 posts."
Amos Abbott, Co. F 2nd U.S. Sharpshooters
 
Erected
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By Kevin W., October 11, 2010
2. On this site in 1862... Marker
"Eight members of Company "F" 2nd Regt. U.S. Sharpshooters pose for a photograph in front of the O'Bannon House..."
2010 by Company C, 2nd Regiment, Berdan's United States Sharpshooters.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 19.425′ N, 77° 28.052′ W. Marker was in Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker was on Butler Road (County Road 664) 0.1 miles west of Cambridge Street (U.S. 1). Click for map. Marker was in this post office area: Fredericksburg VA 22405, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Hobby School (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Forlorn Hope (about 500 feet away); A Sad Duty to Perform (about 500 feet away); Magistrate’s Office (about 600 feet away); Historic Falmouth (about 600 feet away); James Hunter (about 600 feet away); Conway House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Moncure Daniel Conway (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Falmouth.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
On this site in 1862... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 11, 2010
3. On this site in 1862... Marker
Typical U.S. Sharpshooter pictured with his Haircovered Pack and Colt Revolving Rifle. Chauncey Maltby, 2nd Regt. Co "B" United States Sharpshooter (Berdan's). Photo Courtesy of the Military & Historical Image Bank www.historicalimagebank.com (Don Trolani Collection)
On this site in 1862... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 11, 2010
4. On this site in 1862... Marker
Amos Abbott Diary showing June 18th 1862 entry of Receiving Sharps Rifles... Courtesy of Richard and Carmen Gilman
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By Kevin W., October 11, 2010
5. On this site in 1862... Marker
Last ownder of the John O'Bannon House was Eddie O. Brooks.
Eddie Brooks House, Circa 1930, house was razed in the 1950's.
Photo Couresy Edward Resio.
On this site in 1862... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 11, 2010
6. On this site in 1862... Marker
Map of Falmouth in 1861, from the On this site in 1862... Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 11, 2010
7. Map of Falmouth in 1861, from the On this site in 1862... Marker
Model 1855 Colt Revolving Rifle and Model 1859 Sharps Breechloading Rifle image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W.
8. Model 1855 Colt Revolving Rifle and Model 1859 Sharps Breechloading Rifle
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 839 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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