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18698 Gen. James Deering Fessenden was the son of William Fessenden when
replaced Salmon Chase as Secretary of the Treasury.  He recruited a
company of riflemen who became part of the 2nd Regiment of US
Sharpshoters. He was engaged along the Carolina coast and organized the
first regiment of Negroes in the national service.  He took part in Dupont's
attack at Charleston, did duty with Hooker in the west and late in 1864
moved and served with Sheridan in the Shenandoah. $185