July 23rd, 2012: Views Into the Civil War
Posted on: 07/26/2012
Today's view will show us what some of the Union positions looked like around the Army of the Potomac's camp at Harrison's Landing. The AotP had been idle at Harrison's landing since the conclusion of the Seven Day's Battles. While the focus of the war in the east shifted to Northern Virginia once again the men still on the Peninsula were largely doing what some of the soldiers in this sketch are doing, not much at all.
The caption of this sketch is "Kimmidges Creek, left defence of the camp at Harrisons Landing." The felled trees are in front of the Union defenses and have probably only recently been cut down to provide fields of fire should Robert E. Lee's Confederate army attack.
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