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Bridges.—Onepermanent bridge at Bottom’s Bridge; two spans, 30 feet; four spans, 15 feet; length, 120 feet; roadway, 24 feet. One trestle and pontoon bridge, about 1 mile above New Bridge, by a party of the Fiftieth, under Captain Spaulding; length, ---; 900 feet of crib and corduroy on south approach; by various details from the army, assisted by a party of Fifteenth, under Captain Chester. One trestle and pontoon bridge, 1 mile below New Bridge, of seven trestles and seven pontoons; length, 330 feet; by a party of the Fifteenth, under Captain Ketchum. One foot bridge, about 1 ¼ miles below New Bridge, of small trestle, covered with plank. Three canvas-boats span the main channel; length across the river and overflowed bottom lands, 1,200 feet; by a detachment of the Fifteenth, under Colonel Murphy. One bridge for infantry, 2 ½ miles below New Bridge, connecting with General Naglee’s bridge; length, 1,010 feet; width, 4feet; by the Fifteenth, under Captain Ketchum and Captain Chester. Five small bridges, on the road from General Smith’s headquarters to New Bridge, by detail from the Fifteenth, under Captain Chester.
Roads.—Two thousand five hundred feet graded and corduroyed on road from General Smith’s headquarters to New Bridge by details from the Fifteenth, under Captain Chester. Five hundred feet corduroyed over bottom-land on the north approach to the infantrybridge by details from the Fifteenth, under Captain Chester. Rifle Pit 50 yards in length, constructed for the protection of the south approach of the lower trestle bridge by details from the Fifteenth, under Major Magruder.
D. P. WOODBURY,
Brigadier- General of Volunteers.
General J. G. BARNARD,
Chief Engineer, Army of the Potomac.
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Official Records of the Rebellion: Volume Eleven, Chapter 23, Part 1: Peninsular Campaign: Reports, pp.147-148
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