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The boats that brought medical supplies

The upper photograph was taken about a mile above City Point. The supply-boat Planter, a familiar sight to soldiers, is lying at a little pier formed by a section of a pontoon-bridge. The lower left-hand photograph shows the Planter and more of the fleet in the service of the medical department. At the lower right-hand can be seen the steamer Connecticut, considered a ‘crack’ boat in Long Island Sound navigation preceding the war. During part of the war she was used as an army transport on account of her speed. Immense quantities of supplies were shipped to the armies investing Petersburg, and the sight of these vessels gladdened the eyes of many a poor fellow in desperate need of what they brought, or waiting to be transported to the big hospitals or furloughed home.

The boats that brought medical supplies—Appomattox river, 1864

The barge at the medical landing

The Connecticut, from long island sound


 

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