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City Point.

The construction corps of the United States Military Railroads was as versatile in its attainments as the British marines according to Kipling-“Soldier and Sailor, too.” This busy scene shows construction men at work on the wharves which formed the City Point terminal to Grant's military railroad, connecting it with the army in front of Petersburg. This hastily constructed road was about thirteen miles long, measured in a straight line and not counting the undulations, which, if added together, would have made it several miles in height.

The construction corps turns to wharf-building

Troops at city Point ready to be taken to the front by rail


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