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March 1864. "Brandy Station, Virginia. Scouts and guides of the Army of the Potomac." From photographs of the main Eastern theater of the war, winter quarters at Brandy Station. Standing, left to right: James Doughty, James Cammack (?), unknown, Henry W. Dodd, unknown, unknown. Seated: John Irving, Lt. Robert Klein of the 3d Indiana Cavalry, Dan Cole. On ground: Dan Plue, Lt. Klein's son, W.J. Lee, unknown, Mr. Wood, Sanford Magee, John W. Langdon. Wet-plate glass negative, photographer unknown. View full size.