Fort Gaines - officers of 55th New York Infantry

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gary

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Feb 20, 2005
Regis de Trobriand's book, Four Years in the Army of the Potomac, is a very good read. Recently I read his post-Civil War book about service in the Dakotas.
 
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Pvt.Shattuck

Sergeant Major
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Tampa, FL
I'm from MD, never heard of "Tenallytown". "Taneytown" is a quaint spot (now being gentrified and suburbanized) on the road from Baltimore to Gettysburg. Been through there many times. Never heard of "Ft Gaines" either.
 

Mike Serpa

Major
Joined
Jan 24, 2013
Hopefully one of our big gun people and fort people will come along and provide more info. I found this about Fort Gaines in Maryland.
Philippe Régis Denis de Keredern de Trobriand was the son of a Napoleonic general. Trained as a soldier, he moved to the United States at age 25, married a New York heiress, and became a publisher. He was moved by events preceding the Civil War, and became a citizen in order to volunteer for the Union Army. Trobriand organized the 55th New York Infantry, a regiment of French immigrants, known as the “Gardes Lafayette.” In October 1861 they were bivouacked near Tennallytown, where they constructed a gun battery at Fort Gaines. While visiting the battery Brady found an opportunity to portray Trobriand, and the Union’s formidable Seacoast Howitzers.
http://sniteartmuseum.nd.edu/assets/125682/current_calendar_of_events_jan_aug_2014.pdf
 
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Pvt.Shattuck

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Tampa, FL
There is a "Tenleytown" neighborhood in Northwest, DC. Fort Gaines must have been one of the forts that ringed DC, long ago lost to urban growth.
 

Evan

First Sergeant
Joined
Feb 5, 2012
Location
Canada
Thanks for sharing these. They're so nice and clear! I wouldn't want to be hit with one of it's shells. :cannon: :frantic:
 
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