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Civil War Harper's Weekly, November 26, 1864

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[NOVEMBER 26, 1864.

756

BEFORE PETERSBURG--FORTIFICATIONS ON THE WELDON RAILROAD.—[SKETCHED BY J. W. PATTISON.]

BEFORE PETERSBURG.

WE print on this and the next page illustrations of General GRANT'S campaign against Richmond. These comprise a view on the Weldon Railroad,

showing the present condition of that road, and sketches of fortifications on and to the left of the railroad ; of reinforcements on their way to the front, and of a peculiar mode of punishing refractory soldiers who refuse duty because, having enlisted for

the cavalry, they have been put in the infantry instead. The officer in command accosts one of these disappointed soldiers thus :

Then you want to ride a horse, do you ?" " Yes Sir."

" Corporal, fix him a horse."

The horse is brought, and turns out to be a wooden one with a not very generous allowance of beck. Upon this the soldier is mounted, and a wooden sabre is placed in his hand. Punishment for dis- (Next Page)

BEFORE PETERSBURG—A VIEW ON THE WELDON RAILROAD.--[SKETCHED BY J. W. PATTISON.]

Weldon Railroad
Before Petersburg

 

 

  

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