179th New York Volunteer Infantry
A Union Regiment Forged in the Petersburg Campaign
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chapter 12
Low Point (August 1864)

Aiken House


Blick Station

Map of Eastern Lines 28 August 1864

City Point Explosion

John Parke

Weldon Picket Lines

Weldon Railroad

Willcox HQ, August 1864

Weldon Picket Lines
Siege of Petersburg - Ninth and Fifth Corps Picket Lines at Weldon Railroad

Ref No.: (Becker)CW-AM-VA-9/24/64a
Artist: McCallum, Andrew.
Date: September 24, 1864.
Medium: graphite on wove paper ;
Original Size: 13.25 x 9.5 in.
Transcribed Text:

Recto: "[labeling a diagram of the landscape below]
Picket line;
line of the 9th abouts;
Weldon RR;
Weldon RR;
5th Army Corps;
5th Corps;
Ditch of great fort 5th Corps."
Verso: no text; sketch of cook pot hanging on a pole suspended between two sticks.

Condition: Loss of paper at left corners; three vertical folds and tears along one; smudging and minor speckling.
Location: Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States
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