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army O. E. Hunt, Captain, United States Army A Federal transport in April, 1865, taking artillery down the James river. The view is near Fort Darling on Drewry's bluff The provision of muskets and cannon for the vast army of volunte0-inch Columbiad in battery Semmes With a charge of fifteen pounds of powder this gun, above Farrar's Island on the James River, could throw a shot weighing 123 pounds 3,976 yards, or as far as the Dutch Gap Canal, over two m iles away. An 8-inHowever, many Parrott rifled Handling heavy guns it was no slight task to move the heavy ordnance, after the James River was opened and Richmond had fallen. The barge in the upper photograph has sunk deep into the water and lists heavily. photograph. This was a giant sling-cart used by the Federals in removing captured ordnance from the batteries on the James River below Richmond, after there was no more use for the battery shown above. By means of this apparatus the heaviest sieg
rnon (Alabama), Baton Rouge, and Apalachicola. The machinery that was taken from Harper's Ferry Armory after its abandonment by the Federals was removed to Richmond, Virginia, and Fayetteville, North Carolina, where it was set up and operated. There were some State armories containing a few small arms and a few old pieces of heaf the provisional Army of the Confederate States, April 15, 1862, but declined the appointment. During most of his service he was in the ordnance bureau at Richmond, Virginia, ably seconding Colonel Gorgas. every effort be made to increase the domestic manufacture of all kinds of ordnance and ordnance stores. In arranging for machine-shops, and railroad repair-shops, and at the various United States arsenals and ordnance depots. The chief localities that were thus utilized were Richmond, Virginia; Fayetteville, North Carolina; Charleston, South Carolina; Augusta, Savannah, and Macon, Georgia; Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee; Mount Vernon Confeder
m received orders to prepare a pontoon-bridge across the James River for the passage of the entire army. In anticipation of neer detachments proceeded in advance of the army to the James River, to reconnoiter the ground along its banks for two purpo Soldiers by the upper pontoon bridge at deep bottom — James river, 1864 The group shifts — the sentry returns then dire by General Grant to prepare a pontoon bridge across the James River for the passage of the army. In anticipation of this ortempt of General Butler to move along the south bank of the James on Richmond, and had bottled up Butler at Bermuda Hundred, same troops over the Chickahominy two years before, this James River bridge was the greater feat. In the latter case, the wa, showing a Union lookout-tower on the north bank of the James River, and some monitors in the right distance. The digging of the bridge could be built on trestles, whereas, in the James River construction, only about two hundred feet could be built
he ironclad Virginia, and the guns needed for the speedy armament of batteries for the defense not only of the Elizabeth, James, and York rivers, but also against attacks on Norfolk and Richmond by other lines of approach, were obtained. Subsequele where the federals concentrated their fire Inside the breached casemate (see above): rifled cannon vs. Bricks James River, a pontoon bridge was laid at a point known as Chaffin's Bluff, and this was soon thereafter used to transfer reinforcements to the line between the James and Appomattox rivers, and to Petersburg. At the same time, one company of engineer troops was detachedd with a pontoon train and sent to Petersburg, where a bridge was needed to facilitate crossing the Appomaar conditions. When the engineer troops, which had been rejoined by the companies detached for service north of the James River and had made a respectable showing in strength, reached Sailor's Creek, where the rear guard of the army was in line o
evious month, taken the precaution to fortify the James River below the mouth of the Appomat-tox, by having word summer of 1861 in and around Norfolk and on the James River and the Peninsula, were provided for by an appropbut the series of Confederate batteries along the James River, up which the Union army and navy were trying to , taxed the Confederates in 1864 especially. The James River eniptying into Chesapeake Bay offered the invaderter Lee retreated from Petersburg. The banks of the James often reechoed to the thunder of the naval guns duribay December, 1864. Confederate guns along the James river defending Richmond Confederate guns along the JJames river defending Richmond to cover the city at a greater distance could be constructed by the troops assigunk Confederate ship Patrick Henry sunk in the James River. Coal schooners wrecked to block the James--(be from Drewry's Bluff encircling the approaches to Manchester from the south, and, on the 31st, he directed tha