179th New York Volunteer Infantry
A Union Regiment Forged in the Petersburg Campaign
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chapter 6
Grand Strategy .. Constant Battle

Crossing the James

To the James


Battery 5

Dimmock Line

Fort Clifton

Grand Strategy


Two Grants


June 15

June 15 Battery


North of James

June 1864

Overland to Richmond

Looking South, July 1864

Weitzel's Tower

Pontoon over the James

Looking South, July 1864
View from Weitzels lookout & sig[nal] tower; Bermuda hundred looking south

Creator(s): Waud, William, -1878, artist
Date Created/Published: [1864 July]
Medium: 1 drawing on grey-green paper : pencil, Chinese white and watercolor wash ; 24.6 x 52.8 cm. (sheet).
Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-22507 (digital file from original item, recto) LC-DIG-ppmsca-22508 (digital file from original item, verso) LC-USZ62-13984 (b&w film copy neg.)
Rights Advisory: No known restrictions on publication.
Call Number: DRWG/US - Waud (W.), no. 43 (B size) [P&P]
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Title inscribed on verso.
Inscribed after title: shewing [sic] the Pontoon Bridge, Spring Hill Fort, the course of the Appomattox River & position of Gun Boats, Fort Clifton (rebel), Petersburg in the distance being shelled from out lines.
Inscribed above image from left to right: City Point; B- Point of Rocks landing; Point of Rocks; C The Chamberlain. Gen Graham's Flag Boat; D The Putnam; Woods on Fire; Broadway Landing; Woods on Fire; Troops moving; Dust - Troops moving; Spring Hill Fort; obstructions in the river made of piles of sunken boats &c to prevent the union boats ascending; The Clifton Rebel Battery; Troops moving; Petersburg, shelling along the lines; A - The Commodore Perry Gun Boat picketing the river.
Published in: Harper's Weekly, July 23, 1864, pp. 472-473.
Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2)
Reference print available in the Civil War Drawings file 1864.
Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.
Petersburg (Va.)--History--Siege, 1864-1865.
Graham, Charles Kinnard,--1824-1889--Military service.
Weitzel, G.--(Godfrey),--1835-1884--Military service.
Chamberlain (Steamboat)--1860-1870.
Putnam (Steamboat)--1860-1870.
Commodore Perry (Gunboat)--1860-1870.
United States.--Army.--Signal Corps--1860-1870.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction & pillage.
Forts & fortifications--1860-1870.
Military officers--Union--1860-1870.
United States--Virginia--Bermuda Hundred
United States--Virginia--Appomattox River
United States--Virginia--Spring Hill Fort
United States--Virginia--Fort Clifton
Civil War
Drawings (Documentary)
Part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings (Library of Congress)
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