Civil War & Reconstruction Civil War Second Union Occupation Pontoon Bridges Arrive Late

Pontoon Bridges Arrive Late

This is a drawing of a pontoon bridge train on the road.  These trains were brought from Washington and traveled overland south toward Stafford.  At the Occoquan River, the water was too high, so they transferred the pontoons and horses to ships to complete the trip.  Part of the delay was due to the necessity of acquiring horses and mules and training them to harness.

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