- Two new stations on the USMRR have been illustrated and better mapping added.
- Wow. You can really see Fort Alexander Hayes from Fort Sedgwick, a mile and a half distant!
- A page was started on the Signal Corps operations around P'burg, soon to be fleshed out with maps and view sheds.....
- The earthworks around Ft. Wadsworth underwent some amazing transformations during the siege, expanding then shrinking then settling into an "ordinary" battery, as illustrated by the Queen.
- Another Gurley House drawing unearthed ....
- The Griffith Farm was for sale in 1926! Also known as the Crater Farm. I think we can all be thankful that the guv'ment bought it.
New material has been added to the Edwin Forbes page, annotating his drawing of the18th Corps advance on Petersburg on June 18th and comparing it to a Federal map titled "Sketch of Road From Ponton Bridge at Point of Rocks to Petersburg Showing Line of Works Captured by the18th Army Corps".
A detailed obituary has been added to the page on enlisted artist Andrew McCallum. He had a distinguished post war career.
Edwin Forbes, Special Artist at Petersburg
FORT HELL (SEDGWICK)
Fort Hell, like Fort Stedman, (and as its unofficial name suggests) was constructed under severe conditions. It blocked the Jerusalem Plank Road (modern Crater Road), a major highway in to Petersburg. We will, no doubt, have more to add to this topic in the future- it is already linked to many other pages.
Dams and Inundations
The various entries on dams and inundations have been consolidated. This is where you will find discussions of Gracie's Dam, Harrison's Creek Dam, Rohoic Creek Dam, and the Hatcher's Run Dam, thus far.
The Petersburg Project
"It was, after all, a Civil War."