179th New York Volunteer Infantry
A Union Regiment Forged in the Petersburg Campaign
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chapter 15
September 30, 1864

A Cheering Sight

David McM. Gregg

Elihu Linkletter

Looking Left on the Weldon Railroad

New Picket Line

Poplar Spring Overview

Major Roads and Rail Lines

Poplar Spring 5PM

Poplar Spring 7PM

Poplar Spring 1 October

Poplar Spring Forts

October 8, 1864


S.G. Griffin

Willcox Staff

Western Front

A Cheering Sight
Ref No.: (Becker)CW-JB-VA-10/1/64
Artist: Becker, Joseph
Date: October 1, 1864.
Medium: graphite on wove paper ;
Original Size: 10 x 6.25 in.
Transcribed Text:

Recto: "Weldon Road // U.S.M.R.R. [on locomotive]"
Verso: "A Cheering Sight // Arrival of reinforcements at the Terminus of the branch railroad near the Weldon Railroad
for Gen Warren // Sat Oct 1 // The distance from the Terminus to Poplar Spring Church is 2 miles and from there to the
captured rebel works 1/2 mile // It is raining very hard and the rebs are shelling us // [Signed] Joseph Becker // Recieved [sic]
your letter this morning // Send stamps and No 1 Pencils."

Condition: Good; central vertical fold.
Location: Petersburg, Dinwiddie, Virginia, United States
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