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Crate & Barrel: 1864

Crate & Barrel: 1864

"City Point, Virginia. Federal headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg, 1864-65. Unloading vessels at landing." Wet plate glass negative. View full size.

 

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Old City Point no more

A town annexed by the city of Hopewell in 1923. The Civil War logistics port pretty much now makes up a part of the Petersburg National Battlefield park system.

Manhandling

I am always amazed about the masses and volumes they had to manhandle before somebody invernted forklifts and other mechanical/ powered cargo moving devices.

Not to mention how often cargo (even bulk cargo like cotton, coal, etc.) had to be manhandled between producer and final consumer.

Three cheers for the twenty foot intermodal container!

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