Recognize this regiment?

Robert Gray

First Sergeant
Joined
Jul 24, 2012
An infantry company stands at "Parade Rest" in front of a camp near Washington. We can guess the location by the white gloves and shoulder scales worn by the men. A Brady photographer recorded three images of this formation (one of the band only) from each end of the line. Unfortunately no information is given as to the identification of the regiment. Does anyone spot a clue that can narrow the search for who these men are? The detail shows a large house in the background.

Negatives:
National Archives (NARA-524697), (NARA-524699) and (NARA-529332)

Prints:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (DP70725)

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Infantry_company_at__Parade_Rest__-_NARA_-_524699.jpg


Regimental_Drum_Corps_-_NARA_-_529332.jpg


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Claude Bauer

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Joined
Jan 8, 2012
An infantry company stands at "Parade Rest" in front of a camp near Washington. We can guess the location by the white gloves and shoulder scales worn by the men. A Brady photographer recorded three images of this formation (one of the band only) from each end of the line. Unfortunately no information is given as to the identification of the regiment. Does anyone spot a clue that can narrow the search for who these men are? The detail shows a large house in the background.

Negatives:
National Archives (NARA-524697), (NARA-524699) and (NARA-529332)

Prints:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (DP70725)

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Great picture of the field music! (Not a band.) At least one of the fifers clearly has a mouthpiece on his instrument. The others might too, but it's hard to tell. Also rare to see so many bird cage frocks with shoulder scales on every musician in the unit. They all look older and well fed, esp. the drum major. Could be US Regulars, but the stripes on the trousers of the enlisted men and the guy in the back with white trousers are curious. He appears to be watching.
 
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