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Engineers on the Rappahannock (Part 2)

Civil War armies had to cross rivers. This was accomplished using pontoon bridges. The Army of the Potomac had its engineers which included the 15th and 50th New York Voluntary Engineer Regiments. These volunteers mastered the complex bridging operatons. Continue reading

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Pontoons on the Rappahannock (Part 1)

Crossing the Rappahannock River under fire as seen by Captain Wesley Brainerd on the morning of December 11th, 1862 at the start of the Battle of Fredericksburg. Continue reading

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