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746. A Canvas Pontoon Bridge (Detail)
Courtesy of John Saddy (Auction, Tues. May 23rd & Thurs. May 25th, 2006, # 06-2, Lot 119)
This card was published by Taylor & Huntington circa 1887 using original Anthony negatives.
On the back it says:
746. A Canvas Pontton Bridge
This is the point on the North Anna River near Jericho Mills where the Fifth Corps crosssed in May, 1864. On this side of the river is seen the pontoon wagons, and the stacked muskets of some of the troops. On the other side the troops are in bivouac under the trees, making coffee. The stacks of muskets, the soldiers laying on the ground, the smoke from the various little bivouac fires, combine the "past rise before us like a dream."