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
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