In September 1863, all of the Regular Army regiments were pulled from the Army of the Potomac and sent to New York Ciity to put down the draft riots there. The 11th US Infantry was transported to New York on the USS MIssissippi.
Catlett’s Station on the O&A Railroad. The 11th US Infantry visits Catlett’s Station numerous times during the war. It passed by the station en route to Manssas in 1862 and Gettysburg in 1863. The regiment camped at Catlett’s at least twice in the fall of 1863.
Another view of Catlett’s Station.
A view of the the Regulars moving past Robertson’s Tavern and up into position at Mine Run in December 1863.
A view of the Confederate defenses at Mine Run, VA, in December 1864. This view is of the defenses in the sector that the Fifth Corps was to attack.
Bealeton Station on the O&A Railroad. The Regiment camped at Bealeton Station 7-26 December 1863. It was at Bealeton that the troops witnessed the execution of Private John McMann.
On 3 January 1864, the 11th US Infantry was pulled from the field and sent to Alexandria, VA, to perform duties as the train guards for the O&A Railroad. They also guarded selected bridges, such as this one on the O&A, along the way.
When the 11th US Infantry was pulled from the field to guard the O&A Railroad, it was initially billeted here, at the Soldier’s Rest in Alexandria, VA.
After moving out of the Soldier’s Rest, the Regiment was directed to pitch a tent camp here at the Soldier’s Cemetery in Alexandria, VA. Due to the limited space available in the cemetery, some of the tents actually had the headstones inside when they were put up.
Another view of the Regiment’s temporary home in the Soldier’s Cemetery. There was much illness here due to a contaminated water source.
The camp of the 11th US Infantry near the Soldier’s Cemetery (to the left by the trees) at Alexandria, VA. It resided here from January to May 1864 while performing train guard duties on the Orange and Alexandria RR.