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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 3., Chapter 12: operations against Richmond. (search)
were remanded to slavery. no other raid in the rear of the Confederates was undertaken for several months after the return of this one. It was too dangerous and expensive a service, under the circumstances, to be made profitable. and now, after a sanguinary struggle for two months, both armies were willing to have a little repose, and there was a lull in the active operations of the campaign, excepting what pertained to intrenching. The Union Army thus investing Petersburg, at which Point Richmond, Twenty miles distant, was best defended, had lost, within eight or nine weeks, nearly seventy thousand men. Re-enforcements had kept up its numbers, but not the Pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom. this shows the appearance of the pontoon bridge at Deep Bottom, with Butler's little dispatch-steamer Grey Hound, lying just above it. quality of its materials. Many veterans remained; but a vast portion of the Army was composed, if not of entirely raw troops, of those who had been little di