Dave has added a new entry on the 50th New York Engineers- thus far it concentrates on their spectacular camp, but eventually will have information on the work they performed at Petersburg. New graphics have been added to Andrew McCallum, Andrew W. Warren, Steeples, and U.S. Military Railroad. A new anecdote has been added to Kittens, Puppies and Ponies about a horse that tries to desert to Yankee lines.
We are getting the interactive portion of this website started up, and we are sure to hear from you since the Siege of Petersburg is the most interesting and understudied campaign of the American Civil War. The reason? It is that damn engineering, so technical sounding, so intimidating .... might even need some mathematics, who knows?
We like to point out that the Petersburg Project is a work in progress but we think we have added a few interesting things lately. Dr. Phil's Battery X is a nice piece of photographic sleuthing, and creatively presented. Mme Julie has added material on the massive Confederate military dam on the Rohoic Creek SW of P'burg, which caused a great flood and by the way it's remnants are still very visible. Some people are saying that the last puppy I posted looks more like a goat. I must remind them -- "Tail Up, Goat." Yes, this is a serious site. But we refuse to relinquish our sense of humor to bowtie, elbow-patched anemia. I have been digging more deeply into the Timothy O'Sullivan photographs--many of his photos have not been attributed to this great photographer. We will eventually set the record straight. And if you have clues on the identity of "Vest Man" please let us know. He may well be the subject of my/our next post.
Basically, we hope you enjoy the site. We expect criticisms and corrections. But please be civil. It was, after all, a Civil War.