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Civil War Harper's Weekly, December 14, 1861

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DECEMBER 14, 1861.]

HARPER'S WEEKLY.

791

VIEW OF URBANNA, ON THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER, VIRGINIA.—[SKETCHED BY OUR SPECIAL ARTIST.]

OUR ARMY AT WASHINGTON.

OUR artist at Washington has sent us some more sketches, which we reproduce on page 790. One of them gives a fair idea of the village of LEWINSVILLE, which has been the scene of several sharp skirmishes, and is now in possession of our troops—a miserable, broken-down village, very Virginian in aspect. Another introduces us to the famous FORT CORCORAN, built by the soldiers of the Sixty-ninth Regiment, under Colonel Corcoran, before the Battle of Bull Run. It is situate on the property of the rebel General Lee, on Arlington Heights, and commands a wide extent of country. A third picture shows us PROFESSOR LOWE MAKING

AN ASCENT IN HIS BALLOON on a reconnoitring expedition from General Smith's Division, in the vicinity of Vienna. Balloons now accompany almost all reconnoitring parties, and prove a valuable assistance.

BUILDING PONTOONS.

WE publish on this page an illustration of the CONSTRUCTION OF PONTOONS for the army in Kentucky, from a sketch by Mr. H. Mosler. The pontoons in our picture are being built by the Thirty-second Indiana Regiment, under the superintendence of Lieutenant Pietzuch, a Pole, who has seen

service abroad, and is now attached to this regiment. They are to be used as wagon-beds, and are made to fit the United States army wagons. The Thirty-second Indiana Regiment is one of the best drilled in the service. It is composed almost exclusively of Germans, and is commanded by Colonel Willich, formerly Lieutenant-Colonel of the Ninth Ohio.

URBANNA.

WE publish above a View of URBANNA, on the Rappahannock, lately visited by a reconnoitring party from Fortress Monroe.

Urbanna is a small village near the mouth of the Rappahannock River, in Middlesex County, Virginia. It was formerly a place of some note, but has now dwindled into almost insignificance. The bricks composing some of the houses were brought from England more than a hundred and fifty years ago. It boasts one store, a church, and a schoolhouse ; the two last have been converted into lodgings for the soldiers now quartered there. Some time ago the Harriet Lane came up and threw a few shell into the woods on the banks of the river ; since then the inhabitants, with the exception of a few men, have all deserted their homes and gone far back into the country. The rebels have erected strong batteries both above and below the village.

THE THIRTY-SECOND INDIANA REGIMENT (COLONEL WILLICH) BUILDING PONTOONS IN KENTUCKY.—[SKETCHED BY MR. H. MOSLER.]

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