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Civil War Harper's Weekly, January 21, 1865

This Harper's Weekly Newspaper was published during the Civil War, and is part of our extensive collection of historical documents. We are creating an online archive of this collection, to enable the serious student of the War a deeper and broader understanding of the key people, battles and events of the war.

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HARPER'S WEEKLY.

[JANUARY 21, 1865

44

A. Air-chamber.

P. Chamber containing the powder.

B, B. Cast-iron wheel made to fit over the top of the torpedo.

C. Anchor.

The torpedo is exploded by being struck with sufficient force to keel it over, which allows the wheel (B) to fall off, which in falling drags with it the rod (D), at the end of which is a small pin, which fits into a hole in the rod (R). The pin being pulled out releases the spiral spring (S) around the rod (B), which forces the rod against the bottom of the torpedo at F, where it strikes a cap and explodes the torpedo.

REBEL TORPEDO FOUND IN THE
ROANOKE RIVER.

WRECK OF THE "OTSEGO," AND THE EXPLOSION OF THE TUG " BAZLEY" IN THE ROANOKE RIVER, DECEMBER 10, 1864.

A COMMISSARY TRAIN AMONG THE MOUNTAINS.--[DRAWN BY JOHN M'NEVIN.]

Rebel Torpedo
Otsego
Wagon Train

 

 

  

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