ar Rivertown, where he laid a pontoon bridge with which he was provided, crossed his command and moved rapidly on Palmetto Station of the West Point Railroad, where he tore up a section of track, leaving a regiment to create a diversion toward Campbellton, which regiment fulfilled its duty and returned to camp by way of and escorting back the pontoon bridge train.
General MeCook then rapidly moved to Fayetteville, where he found a large number of the wagons belonging to the rebel army in Atlanthe break.
Bridges have been built with surprising rapidity, and the locomotive whistle was heard in our advanced camps almost before the echo of the skirmish fire had ceased.
Some of these bridges — those of the Oostenaula, the Etowah, and Chattahoochee — are fine substantial structures.
and were built in an inconceivably short time, almost out of material improvised on the spot.
Col. W. W. Wright, who has charge of the construction and repairs, is not only a most skillful, but a wonder