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Bridging the Rappahannock...

Item # 172676

May 16, 1863

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, May 16, 1863  The full front page is taken up with: "Building Pontoons on the Rappahannock". Inside has two fullpgs. with 5 views captioned: "Russell's Brigade (First Division Sixth Army Corps) Crossing the Rappahannock in Pontoons to Storm the Rebel Works" "Bridges & Rifle Pits at United States Ford" "The 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Crossing at Ely's Ford" "Pontoon Bridges Over the Rappahannock, Built for Reynolds's Corps" & "Pontoon Bridges Erected for General Sedgwick's Corps to Cross".
Fullpg map of "...Eastern Virginia from 'Fredericksburg' to Richmond'..."; a nice doublepage centerfold with 7 scenes of: "The Campaign in the Southwest" includes scenes around Vicksburg. Fullpg: "The Campaign in Louisiana--Battle of Irish Bend" and "Camp of the Twelfth Massachusetts Regiment Near Falmouth, Virginia".
The back page has a political cartoon showing Abraham Lincoln and John Bull. Complete in 16 pages.

Category: The Civil War