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The Portal: 1864

The Portal: 1864

May 1864. "North Anna River, Virginia. Pontoon bridge across North Anna below railroad bridge where a portion of the 2nd Corps under Gen. Hancock crossed, May 23d." Wet plate glass negative by Timothy H. O'Sullivan. View full size.

 

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II Corps Badge

The fifth man from the left side of the photo standing on the bridge (wearing a 9-button shell jacket) clearly has a 2nd Corps badge on his forage cap. This was a trefoil as depicted below:

How're they biting?

The man on the right appears to be fishing. Soldiers always complain about the food in the mess hall.

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