Lt. Chas W. Wolsey with horse

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[Brandy Station], [Virginia]. Lt. Chas W. Wolsey with horse headquarters Army of the Potomac.
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1864 Feb.
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Title from Civil War caption books.
Caption from negative sleeve: Lt. Wolsey. Hdq. Army of the Potomac, Feb. 1864.
Corresponding print is in LOT 4191.
Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).
 

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[Brandy Station], [Virginia]. Lt. Chas W. Wolsey with horse headquarters Army of the Potomac.
CREATED/PUBLISHED
1864 Feb.
NOTES
Title from Civil War caption books.
Caption from negative sleeve: Lt. Wolsey. Hdq. Army of the Potomac, Feb. 1864.
Corresponding print is in LOT 4191.
Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).

Great photo ! I believe this is him, only Lt. I could find . Alternate name spelling. The 164th NY in Feb.1864 was part of 2nd Brigade, 22 Corps, King's Division, Dept. of Washington D.C.
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Charles Woolsey

Residence was not listed; 25 years old.

Enlisted on 11/8/1862 at New York City, NY as a 1st Lieutenant.

On 10/24/1862 he was commissioned into "F" Co. NY 164th Infantry
He was discharged on 5/16/1865
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NEW YORK


ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FOURTH INFANTRY

(Three Years)
One Hundred and Sixty-fourth Infantry.-Cols., John E. McMahon,
James P. McMahon, William DeLacey; Lieut.-Cols., James C. Burke,
William DeLacey, John Beattie; Majs., Michael D. Smith, John
Beattie, Bernard O'Reilly.

This was one of the four regiments forming the brigade of Irish
soldiers known as the Corcoran Legion. The 164th was recruited
in New York, Brooklyn, Buffalo, and the counties of Niagara and
St. Lawrence, and was mustered into the U. S. service at Newport
News, Va., Nov. 19, 1862, for three years.

Col. John E. McMahon was one of three brothers, all of whom
became colonels. He succumbed to disease in March, 1863, and was
succeeded by his brother, James P. McMahon, who was killed in
action at Cold Harbor. Lieut.-Col. DeLacey had formerly rendered
gallant service as major of the 37th N. Y. He was wounded
several times and rose to the rank of brevet brigadier-general.

Col. Fox, in his account of this splendid fighting regiment,
says: "The Legion was ordered to the Peninsula soon after, where
it was placed in the 7th corps. On Jan. 29, 1863, the brigade
started on the Blackwater expedition (Gen. Corcoran commanding
the division), during which it saw its first fighting, at the
affair known as the Deserted House.

The gallant behavior of the Legion in this engagement elicited a
general order from department headquarters which was highly
complimentary to the command. In April, 1863, it was actively
engaged in the siege of Suffolk. Gen. Corcoran commanded the
Legion up to the time of his death, which occurred at Fairfax,
Va., Dec. 22, 1863.

From July, 1863, until May, 1864, the Legion was stationed near Washington, after which it joined Grant's army at Spottsylvania,
where it was assigned to Gibbon's (2nd) division, 2nd corps. At
Cold Harbor it was in the assaulting column, and succeeded in
carrying the portion of the enemy's works in its immediate front,
but with a heavy loss in men and officers.

Seven officers of the regiment were killed in that assault,
including Col. McMahon, who was shot down after having with his
own hands planted the regimental colors on the Confederate works.
The regiment, however, was obliged to fall back, owing to the
failure at other points of the line, having lost 16 killed, 59
wounded and 82 missing. The Legion was commanded at
Spottsylvania by Col. Murphy (182nd N. Y.), who afterwards fell
mortally wounded at Dabney's mill. The casualties in the
regiment at Spottsylvania were 12 killed, 66 wounded and 44
missing."

The regiment suffered severely in the first assaults at
Petersburg, where its losses amounted to 63 killed and wounded,
chiefly incurred during the assault of June 16. It was present
at Deep Bottom and Strawberry Plains, and was again hotly engaged
at Reams' station with a loss of 9 killed and mortally wounded, 1
wounded, 9 officers and 98 men missing or captured From June 26,
1864, until the close of the war, the Legion, together with the
8th N. Y. heavy artillery, made up the 2nd brigade, 2nd division,
2nd corps.

It was in the action on the Boydton road, losing 7 men; at
Hatcher's run in December, and closed its active service with the
Appomattox campaign in 1865, fighting at White Oak ridge, fall of
Petersburg, High bridge, Farmville and Appomattox. It was
mustered out near Washington, under Col. DeLacey, July 15, 1865.

The total enrollment of the regiment was 928, of whom 10 officers
and 106 men-or 12.5 per cent.-were killed and mortally wounded; 3
officers and 126 men died of disease and other causes; total
deaths, 245, of whom 2 officers and 84 men died in the hands of
the enemy.

Source: The Union Army, Vol. 2, p. 167
 

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[Brandy Station], [Virginia]. Lt. Chas W. Wolsey with horse headquarters Army of the Potomac.
CREATED/PUBLISHED

1864 Feb.
NOTES
Title from Civil War caption books.
Caption from negative sleeve: Lt. Wolsey. Hdq. Army of the Potomac, Feb. 1864.
Corresponding print is in LOT 4191.
Forms part of Civil War glass negative collection (Library of Congress).
Thanks for posing this. Such a peaceful scene. Except for the uniform, it might be a local fair or horse race.
 

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I can relate to this picture, I wash and polish my motorcycle on a Sunday, sometimes I'll just sit and stare at it and admire it, I guess this chap was doing the same thing.
 



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