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Jan
17
by Gettysburg Greg at 6:12 PM
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big wall stretch.jpg
When the guns and caissons of Bigelow's 9th Mass Battery were attempting to escape the chaos in the corner of the Trostle farmyard, one of the guns overturned in the gate blocking the other guns. The left gun made its escape by breaking through the rock wall lining the field. Captain Bigelow pointed out where the gun went through the wall on his hand drawn map shown on top, see the blue arrow. As seen in my...
Jan
17
by JPK Huson 1863 at 8:50 AM
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taylos bridge n anna.JPG
Nearly life-long fascination with pontoon bridges- even before understanding how connected these feats of engineering were with this war, became smitten. No idea why. This image of a dinky, two-pontoon affair was not actually ' cute ', an earlier interpretation. Spanning a branch of the North Anna, near Jericho Mills, Virginia, " Taylor's Bridge " was briefly a hotly contested site and scene of mortal...
Jan
17
by Trivia Master at 8:00 AM
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"What has been called the first blood spilled of the Civil War?"

credit: @NH Civil War Gal
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