Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Col. Bissall” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: April 18, 1862., [Electronic resource]:
... miles long, through heavy timber, which had to be sawed off by hand four feet under water.
The idea of this laborious under taking originated with Gen. Schuyler Hamilton, and the work performed by Col. Bissall 's Missouri engineering regiment.
War Department, Washington, April 9th, 1862.
That at the meridian of Sunday next, sitter the receipt of this order, at the head of ever...
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