Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Potomac Creek” in chapter 14, page 280 of The Photographic History of The Civil War: in ten volumes, Thousands of Scenes Photographed 1861-65, with Text by many Special Authorities, Volume 5: Forts and Artillery.:
... a span of about one hundred and fifty feet and an elevation of thirty feet, in a little more than fifteen hours on May 3 and 4, 1862.
The next and most serious obstruction was the deep crossing of Potomac Creek .
Here was built what is known as a deck bridge, of crib and trestle-work, four hundred feet long and eighty feet high.
As before, totally inexpert labor was employed, and only a very few officers...
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