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    Washington Guard Brigade [WGB] *International*







    Being formed 10/15/2020 This Battalion plans to have both private & public Events and thrives to have a opportunity to both Pubs & Regimental/ Company Members as a way to enjoy the Game for what it is, A team based game here we Allow Companies from both Union & CSA as we feel we should have a fair share for Pubs to have a variety of Choices

    We plan to have 2 Brigades in the way future 1 US 1 CS each brigade will have 5 battalions commanded by a Major & SgtMaj each battalion will have 3 Companies
    (2 Infantry 1 Specialized for example Arty, Sharps, Cav, Etc.)

    we also would like to put in a Pub system where Pubs can come in and have fun but for private events only they will have to wear tags as said below






    Q1: do we have Brigade tags?
    A1: No only Brigade/ Battalion Staff will have Tags Companies will not unless people want it

    Q2: What do ya mean by "Opportunity for both Regimental Members & Pubs"?
    A2: What i mean by this is that i want Pub members to also be welcome to Merc for events be it a Pub Match or Private but if its a private match they'll have to use "[WGB]Merc. Name" or 1 of the Company Tags of their Choice (must be a company of the Battalion)

    If you have any Question feel free to ask or add me









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    Mustered in: May 21, 1861
    Mustered out: May 28, 1863

    The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.
    This regiment, Col. William H. Christian, was accepted by the State May 17, 1861, for a service of two years; organized at Elmira, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three months May 21, 1861. At the request of the general government, the Governor of the State, August 2, 1861, ordered it in the service of the United States for the unexpired portion of its term of State service. In May, 1863, its three years' men were transferred to the 97th Infantry. The companies were recruited: A, B, C and E at Utica; D at Hamilton; F at Whites-town ; G and H — originally intended for the 13th Regiment — at Rochester; I at Orislo any; and K at Candor; the men came principally from the counties of Madison, Monroe, Oneida and Tioga; a few from the counties of Chenango, Herkimer and Seneca.
    The regiment left the State June 19, 1861; served at and near Washington, D. C, from June 20, 1861; in McCunn's Brigade, from July 21, 1861; in Heintzelman's Brigade, Division of Potomac, from August 4, 1861; in Slocum's Brigade, Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, from October 15, 1861; in Wadsworth's command, at Fort Lyon, Va., from November, 1861; in 1st Brigade, 2d Division, Department of Rappahannock, from May, 1862; in 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 3d Corps, Army of Virginia, from June 26, 1862; in 2d Brigade, 2d Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Potomac, from September 12, 1862, and was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Col. Richard H. Richardson, May 28, 1863; Companies H and K, May 24th, at Utica.
    During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 3 officers, 62 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 officers, 41 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 42 enlisted men; total, 5 officers, 145 enlisted men; aggregate, 150; of whom 1 enlisted man died in the hands of the enemy.

    The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. volume II.
    Twenty-sixth Infantry.—Cols., William H. Christian, Richard A. Richardson; Lieut.-Cols., Richard A. Richardson, Gilbert S. Jennings; Majs., Gilbert S. Jennings, Ezra F. Wetmore. The 26th, the 2nd Oneida regiment, was composed of six companies from Oneida county, two from Monroe, one from Tioga and one from Madison, and was mustered into the U. S. service May 21, 1861, at Elmira, for a three months' term. It left the state on June 19, for Washington; camped for a month on Meridian hill; then moved to Alexandria; was stationed in that vicinity at various points during the autumn, and established winter quarters at Fort Lyon, where it was attached to Wadsworth's brigade. When the advance of the army commenced in March, 1862, it was assigned to the 1st brigade, and division, Department of the Rappahannock for a month, and it then became a part of the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 3d corps, Army of Virginia. Under special orders from the war department the regiment was remustered on Aug. 21, 1861, for the remainder of two years' service. The regiment was present at Cedar mountain and participated in the campaign in Virginia under Gen. Pope, losing in the second battle of Bull Run 169 in killed, wounded and missing. On Sept. 12, it was assigned to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, 1st corps, Army of the Potomac, and was active at South mountain and Antietam. At the battle of Fredericksburg it met with its heaviest loss. Out of 300 members engaged 170 were killed, wounded or missing, of whom 51 were mortally wounded. After the battle winter quarters were established at Belle Plain and occupied, except during the "Mud March," until the Chancellorsville movement in the spring of 1863, during which the regiment performed advance picket duty. It was mustered out at Utica, May 28, 1863, having lost 108 members by death from wounds and 42 by death from other causes.



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    The battery was organized at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was attached to the regiment being raised by Ward H. Lamon and moved to Williamsport, Md. After the dissolution of Lamon's Brigade it was mustered in for a three-year enlistment on November 6, 1861 under the command of Captain James Thompson.

    The battery was attached to Military District of Washington until May 1862. Ord's Division, Department of the Rappahannock, to June 1862. 2nd Division, III Corps, Army of Virginia, to September 1862. 2nd Division, I Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to November 1863. Artillery Brigade, II Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March 1864. Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, XXII Corps, to June 1865.

    Battery C, Pennsylvania Light Artillery mustered out of service on June 30, 1865.



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    Three-month regiment
    The 10th Ohio Infantry Regiment was organized at Camp Harrison near Cincinnati, Ohio, and assembled for three months' service on May 7, 1861, under Colonel William Haines Lytle. This was in response to President Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers. The regiment moved to Camp Dennison on May 12 and performed duty there until June 3, 1861. The 10th Ohio Infantry discharged on August 21, 1861.

    Three-years regiment
    The 10th Ohio Infantry was reorganized at Camp Dennison on June 3, 1861, and assembled for three years of service under the command of Colonel William Haines Lytle.

    Through September 1861, the regiment was attached to the 2nd Brigade, Army of Occupation, Western Virginia. It was subsequently assigned to Benham's Brigade, Kanawha Division, Western Virginia, and stayed there through October 1861; the 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, Western Virginia, to November 1861; the 17th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December 1861; the 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862; the 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862; the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Center, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863; the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XIV Corps, January 1863; and Headquarters Provost Guard, Department of the Cumberland, to May 1864.

    The 10th Ohio Infantry disassembled on June 3, 1864. Seventy-five enlisted men whose terms of enlistment had not expired were left unassigned within the Army of the Cumberland until September, then were assigned to the 18th Ohio Infantry.



    1861
    Operations by the 10th Ohio Regiment began quickly. After working up in Ohio, it marched to western Virginia on June 24. Operations ensued in Grafton, Clarksburg and Buckhannon until August. After that, it served in the Western Virginia Campaign from July to September 1861, seeing action at the Battle of Carnifex Ferry on September 10.

    After some rest, the 10th moved to the Kanawha Valley and New River Region, where it saw action from October 19 to November 24. It participated in the pursuit of Confederate Brig. Gen. John B. Floyd from November 10 to 15 after reaching Gauley Bridge on November 10. It was at Cotton Mountain from November 10 to 11.

    After that, the division moved to Louisville, Kentucky, where it was in action from November 24 to December 2. From there, the 10th moved to Elizabethtown and then on to Bacon Creek on December 26, where it waited out the winter.


    1862
    The 10th began the year on station at Bacon Creek. It stayed there until February 1862. It marched to Bowling Green, Kentucky, on February 10–15, and occupied Bowling Green from February 15 to 22.

    After that, the division was ordered to advance on Nashville, Tennessee, which it did on February 22 – March 2. After a brief rest, it participated in the advance on Murfreesboro, Tennessee, from March 17 to 19. From there, it occupied Shelbyville, Fayetteville, and then advanced on Huntsville, Alabama, from March 28 to April 11. This resulted in the capture of Huntsville on April 11.

    The division saw no rest, immediately marching on Decatur from April 11 to 14. It saw action at West Bridge, near Bridgeport, on April 29. After that, the division had a breather. It was stationed at Huntsville until August.

    The division then participated in the march to Louisville, Kentucky, in pursuit of Confederate General Braxton Bragg from August 27 to September 26. This turned into a pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky from October 1 to 15. The division saw action at the Battle of Perryville on October eighth.

    There followed a march to Nashville from October 16 to November 7. It then was assigned to Provost duty at the headquarters of General William S. Rosecrans, Commanding Army of the Cumberland, which occupied the division for the remainder of the year.

    While serving General Rosecrans, the division participated in the advance on Murfreesboro, Tennessee, from December 26 to 30, 1862. It saw action at the Battle of Stones River, December 30–31, 1862 and January 1 to 3, 1863, including Stewart's Creek, January 1, 1863.


    1863
    The 10th remained on Provost Duty for almost all of 1863. In December, it was transferred to similar duty at the headquarters of General George H. Thomas, Commanding Army and Department of the Cumberland.

    The division saw duty at Murfreesboro until June 1863. It then participated in the Tullahoma Campaign from June 23 to July 7, 1863. It was one of the divisions participating in the occupation of middle Tennessee until August 16.

    The division then marched over the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River as part of the preliminaries to the Chickamauga Campaign, where it formed part of the line from August 16 to September 22, 1863. It was in the line for the Battle of Chickamauga, September 19 to 21. After that, it participated in the siege of Chattanooga, September 24 – November 23, 1863. It was at the battle of Chattanooga, November 23–25, and then at Missionary Ridge, November 24–25, 1863.


    1864
    The 10th continued performing its Provost duty for General Thomas until May 1864.

    During this time, it participated in the reconnaissance of Dalton, Georgia, from February 22 to 27, 1864. There followed the Atlanta Campaign led by General William Tecumseh Sherman, May 1–27. The 10th made a demonstration attack on Rocky Faced Ridge from May 8 to 11. After the Battle of Resaca, May 14–15, the division was ordered to the rear for muster out on May 27, 1864.



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    Formation
    The regiment was formed on April 12, 1861, by a group of military enthusiasts in Manhattan and deployed from Fort Schuyler at Throgs Neck, New York Harbor. Colonel Abram Duryée was appointed as the commander of the regiment. The majority of the soldiers were educated and above average height. On May 24, the regiment boarded a transport to reach the Virginia Peninsula. Immediately at Fort Monroe, the regiment began making scouting expeditions.

    By the end of May, the regiment moved to Baltimore, Maryland, where they built and garrisoned an earthen fort at the summit of Federal Hill. Duryée was promoted to general rank, so Gouverneur Kemble Warren took over command of the regiment. There, the regiment continuously drilled, until General George McClellan ordered the regiment to join the Army of the Potomac in the campaign to capture Richmond, Virginia. McClellan said that, upon seeing the colorful New York regiment, "the Fifth is the best disciplined and soldierly regiment in the Army."

    Fighting
    At the Battle of Hanover Courthouse on May 27, 1862, the regiment played only a minor role. However, they fought in a more major role in the Battle of Gaines' Mill of the Seven Days Battles. As McClellan moved his base to the James River on June 27, 1862, the regiment fought against Gregg’s South Carolina brigade. In a counterattack, the regiment defeated the initial Rebel attack.

    In August 1862, the regiment fell under the control of General John Pope. At the Second Battle of Bull Run (also known as the Second Battle of Manassas), the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry regiment was forced to withstand the advancing forces of General James Longstreet. In underestimating the size of the Confederate army, Pope ordered the regiment to support Hazlett’s Battery. Longstreet’s soldiers easily outnumbered the small regiment, and the Texas Brigade quickly inflicted over 330 casualties in the regiment. One hundred twenty Zouaves were killed within eight minutes, the greatest single battle fatality of all Federal volunteer infantry regiments in the entire Civil War.[citation needed] The entire Color Guard was killed, except for one man. The only officer to survive the battle was Captain Cleveland Winslow.

    Later, at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, the unit was held in reserve. On December 15, the unit fought at the Battle of Fredericksburg, covering the Union retreat. At the Battle of Chancellorsville under Joseph Hooker, the unit saw its final combat.

    In the fall of 1862, officers of the 5th detailed on recruiting duty had organized the 165th New York Volunteer Infantry, or "Second Battalion Duryee's Zouaves." The 165th served with the 19th Corps in Louisiana, in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, and on occupation duty in Charleston, South Carolina, at war's end.

    Colonel Cleveland Winslow of the 5th organized the 5th New York Veteran Volunteer Infantry after the original 5th mustered out. After a long and difficult recruiting period, the 5th Veterans joined the V Corps and fought in the final campaigns of the Virginia front.

    Legacy
    Following the conclusion of the war, members of the 5th New York Veterans Association continued to hold monthly meetings. The veterans' association funded the creation of a statue to General Warren, their first commander, on Little Round Top at Gettysburg. They also erected a monument to the regiment at the scene of their greatest sacrifice on the battlefield of Second Bull Run (Manassas). The association was also contributed to a monument to the Army of the Potomac's 5th Corps in Fredericksburg National Cemetery in Virginia.




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    its time as 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry before converting into the Battery
    The regiment recruited across southern Michigan between April and August 1861. Governor Austin Blair appointed Kalamazoo resident Frederick W. Curtenius as colonel. Curtenius, in turn, selected Thomas Scott Clark and Edward Savage Bacon as lieutenant colonel and major, respectively. On June 19 the regiment’s officers (commissioned and noncommissioned) assembled at Fort Wayne, near Detroit, for training under regular army officers—most notably Alpheus Starkey Williams—as part of Michigan’s Camp of Instruction. Upon completion of that initial training, the full regiment assembled at Kalamazoo in mid-August and was deployed out of state, bound for Baltimore, at the end of the month.

    Despite pronounced secessionist sentiment in Baltimore, the regiment’s stay there was mostly pleasant and uneventful. Major Bacon led the regiment on a bloodless foray down Virginia’s Eastern Shore in December as part of Brigadier General Henry Hayes Lockwood’s Peninsular Brigade. This expedition exposed the first cracks in the 6th Michigan’s discipline as the soldiers foraged liberally and harbored escaped slaves against orders. The Michiganders went so far as to openly taunt General Lockwood after he confronted the entire regiment in an attempt to apprehend a soldier who had stolen a turkey from a local farmer.

    In February 1862 the 6th Regiment deployed for Ship Island, off the coast of Mississippi, where they were brigaded with the 21st Indiana Infantry and the 4th Wisconsin Infantry under Brigadier General Thomas Williams. The Michiganders participated in the successful New Orleans campaign, again without bloodshed. The unit disembarked in the Crescent City at the beginning of May, quartered briefly in the New Orleans Mint amid a hostile population, and resumed their trek up the Mississippi River soon after.

    Curtenius’ troops waded through a cypress swamp overnight and severed the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern Railroad near Frenier Station in conjunction with the 4th Wisconsin. Proceeding upriver, they sickened shipboard amid logistical shortages and sweltering heat during an abortive move against Vicksburg, and withdrew to quarter at Baton Rouge. The regiment’s transports were fired upon en route at Grand Gulf, Mississippi, with the loss of one man killed and one wounded. They and the Wisconsin troops disembarked and sacked that town in retaliation.

    The Michiganders’ discipline continued to erode. They had bristled under regular army discipline ever since Ship Island, taunting and defying General Williams at every opportunity—just as they had done with General Lockwood. This clash culminated with Colonel Curtenius’s refusal to expel escaped slaves from camp, citing the Act Prohibiting the Return of Slaves. Williams retaliated by arresting Curtenius briefly and turning the regiment out of its comfortable quarters at the Pentagon Barracks for several days, exposing the already sick soldiers to debilitating rains, heat, and humidity. Nearly half the regiment was hospitalized, and men were dying daily.

    Throughout it all, the unit was engaged in and around Baton Rouge in the profiteering and plundering rampant throughout Benjamin Butler’s Department of the Gulf. Plantations were emptied of cotton and slaves, and some plantation buildings were burned to the ground. Cotton was shipped and sold under mysterious circumstances, to the financial benefit of men ranging from company officers all the way to the highest echelons of the military department.

    After Curtenius resigned due to illness, leaving Thomas S. Clark in command of the regiment, Williams again expelled the disobedient regiment from its quarters. The unit’s four ranking officers refused to order the unit to move. They were arrested and sent to New Orleans, leaving the regiment bereft of field officers and under the command of its fourth ranking captain, Charles Edward Clarke, on the eve of the unit’s first general engagement.

    For all its disciplinary woes, the sickly 6th Michigan fought tenaciously at the Battle of Baton Rouge on August 5, 1862. John C. Breckinridge assaulted Williams’s brigade—which Williams declined to fortify, and scattered around the edges of town—with two divisions. Many sick Michiganders snuck out of their hospital beds to join the fight. Williams, desperate to bolster the center of his line, divided the already thin ranks of the 6th Michigan into two shorthanded battalions. One battalion, under abolitionist Captain Chauncey Bassett, fended off an entire Confederate brigade at Magnolia Cemetery long enough to keep the Union center intact. Captain Harrison Soule’s Company I, with just 44 men and officers, stymied a flanking movement by the 6th Kentucky Infantry, buying critical time for artillery to engage. Soule and his company paid the steep price of nearly 60% casualties.

    On the Union right, the 6th Michigan’s other battalion was reduced by picket detachments to just three companies totaling about 130 men under Captain John Corden. Yet they routed the entire Confederate brigade of Henry Watkins Allen with the help of one section of guns detached from the 21st Indiana, saving the Union right flank. Corden’s men, still grossly outnumbered, counterattacked in a bold bayonet charge, capturing the colors of the 9th Louisiana Battalion. The 6th Michigan’s entire loss in the battle amounted to 19 killed, 40 wounded, and 6 missing, or about 17 percent of the force engaged. General Williams was shot dead toward the end of the battle. Despite all the former animosity, he and the Michiganders had been mutually impressed with each other’s bravery under fire.

    General Butler, spooked by the near loss of an irreplaceable brigade, reeled in his department's troops to bar the approaches to New Orleans. The 6th Michigan guarded Metairie Ridge and suffered severely from disease in a swampy setting. In October alone, 22 men died and 73 were discharged. November saw only a modest improvement, and as of December 6, the regiment, which had departed Michigan fifteen months prior with 996 men and officers, now reported a mere 191 men present for duty.

    The regiment quartered in a cotton press in New Orleans and recovered sufficiently by January 1863 to join Godfrey Weitzel’s operation to capture or destroy the troublesome, partially ironclad Confederate gunboat J.A. Cotton. After some light skirmishing, the Rebels torched Cotton to prevent her capture. Weitzel let his troops loose on the march home, and foraging soon evolved into outright pillaging, including the burning of five plantation homes.

    After guarding New Orleans again until March, the regiment was ordered in conjunction with fragments of other commands to destroy railroad bridges north of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, as a feint in support of a larger advance by Butler’s successor, Nathaniel P. Banks. The Federals brushed aside modest resistance from Mississippi troops (20th Mississippi), and burned two railroad bridges north of town. Ponchatoula itself was sacked after an unsuccessful guerrilla attack enraged the Federals. Confederate reinforcements (1st Choctaw Battalion, 1st Mississippi, 14th Mississippi) arrived the next morning, and Clark’s expedition was driven all the way back to Pass Manchac, where they constructed Fort Stevens.

    On April 7, 1863, Clark led a handful of men on a raid aboard the partially ironclad USS Barataria. The ship ran aground at the mouth of the Amite River and had to be abandoned and destroyed under pressure from a small force of Confederate cavalry. Five days later, ten Michiganders set off in small boats to pursue a Rebel ship that salvaged one gun from the Barataria’s wreck. Clark’s men stumbled into an ambush, and all but one were captured.

    The Barataria triggered the climax of bitter disputes between the 6th Michigan’s ranking officers, Thomas Clark and Edward Bacon. Clark’s persistent involvement in profiteering and plundering enraged Bacon, whose difficulties in accepting military subordination triggered incessant conflicts with his superiors. Clark had Bacon court-martialed, and although Bacon was exonerated, his arrest would again cause him to miss a major battle.

    The 6th Michigan, brigaded under Neal Dow with the 128th New York, 15th New Hampshire, and 26th Connecticut, joined in Banks’s Siege of Port Hudson and suffered 118 casualties in the ill-fated frontal assault of May 27. Bacon returned to the regiment just in time for Banks's ill-advised second attack on June 14. The time, the Michiganders’ loss was limited to eight wounded, due only to Captain Corden’s refusal to press a suicidal attack.

    Clark’s regiment spent the balance of the siege in trench warfare, sickening under poor living conditions and enduring constant sharpshooting. Bacon was arrested again, this time for openly speaking ill of the army’s leadership and prospects at Port Hudson. The 6th Michigan Infantry’s final engagement came in an night assault on June 29, in which 35 Michiganders were ordered to storm the Citadel, one of the strongest fortifications at Port Hudson. Nine men were killed and eight wounded. Assistant Surgeon Milton Chase called the assault—ordered by habitually drunk division commander William Dwight (and remembered as the “whiskey charge”)—“a wicked loss of life.” The 6th Michigan, ravaged by battle losses and disease, mustered just 160 men and officers present for duty as of July 4.

    Port Hudson surrendered on July 9, and the 6th Michigan was converted into the 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery soon after. New recruits quickly outnumbered the few remaining veterans, and the character of the unit’s service was transformed into inactive garrison duty.

    Battery History
    The 6th Michigan Heavy Artillery was redesignated from the 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Port Hudson, Louisiana, as a reward for its performance at the Siege of Port Hudson.

    The regiment was mustered out on August 20, 1865.



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    The 5th New Hampshire Infantry was organized in Concord, New Hampshire and mustered in for a three-year enlistment on October 22, 1861, under the command of Colonel Edward Ephraim Cross.

    The regiment was attached to Howard's Brigade, Sumner's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July 1863. Concord, New Hampshire, Department of the East, to November 1863. Marston's Command, Point Lookout, Maryland, to May 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, II Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June 1865.

    The 5th New Hampshire Infantry mustered out of service June 28, 1865, and was discharged July 8, 1865.



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    Last edited by Ben H. Phillips; 11-21-2020 at 05:40 AM.

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    *Reserved* this took me 3-4hrs to do and god i feel it was worth it

    And its good to be back havent been here since December 2019 (& Briefly 2020 in 6thWI)
    Last edited by Ben H. Phillips; 11-21-2020 at 05:45 AM.

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    Recently we have gained 2 new units 5th New Hampshire & Thompson's PA Battery (forgot to welcome the 5thNY so i'll do it here) Welcome to all new units to the WGB

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