Vignette of Federal Soldier. Signed on the back Yours Truly, Charles W. Hoyme of the Fifty First New York Volunteers. He credits himself as Captain of Company F on the back, but the National Park Service only credits him as being a Private. His coat looks to be an enlistedman's, but his left shoulder might indicate an officer's bars on it (difficult to see) The photographer lists them being at Augur General Hospital in Virginia, and there is an Augur General Hospital that was in Alexandria, Virginia. Following the Grand Review of May 23rd 1865, the Fifty-First New York spent the next two months between Washington and Alexandria, and it is likely that this is when the image was taken. (Hoyme's rank should be investigated further) The Fifty-First New York served from October of 1861 through July of 1865. It served in the Army of the Potomac early in the war, and then was sent to the Army of the Tennessee, and then returned to the Army of the Potomac towards the end of the war. It served in both the Ninth Corps and the Twenty-Third Corps. IX Corps, XXIII Corps. Saw action at: Roanoke Island, Chantilly, Groveton, Antietam, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Totopotomoy, Mine Explosion, Petersburg, Weldon Rail Road, Peebles Farm, Boydton Plank Road.
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier