Falmouth in Stafford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
On this site in 1862...
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
Location. 38° 19.425′ N, 77° 28.052′ W. Marker is in Falmouth, Virginia, in Stafford County. Marker is on Butler Road (County Road 664) 0.1 miles west of Cambridge Street (U.S. 1). Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Falmouth.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 893 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 11, 2010, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.