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Washington, District of Columbia. Officers and men, 3d Regiment Massachusetts Heavy Artillery in Fort Totten
The Garrison Of Fort C. F. Smith Company F 2nd Heavy Artillery Civil War (Company D~ TJ Kernan )
Carte de visite by Mathew Brady of New York, N.Y. Charles Armory Clark (right) served as a captain in the Sixth Maine Infantry, and received the Medal of Honor for his conduct at Brooks Ford, Va., on May 4, 1863. James William Clark (left) served as the first lieutenant of Company E of the First Maine Heavy Artillery. Whiting Clark (center) served as major of the First Maine Heavy Artillery.
First Lieutenant William Dominick Matthews, of the U.S. Colored Light Artillery, In addition, Matthews helped recruit many black soldiers. Before the Civil War, Matthews ran a boarding house in Leavenworth, Kansas, that was part of the underground railroad. The Leavenworth businessman soon was appointed captain, the highest ranking African American officer in the regiment. More extensive historical story at the link!
War to Prevent Southern Independence era children- the father is absent because he was killed in battle at Cold Harbor by Lincoln's Army. The mother was murdered by Sherman's men. So sad. And all to enforce the Morrill tariff act against the south.