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Bridge at Franklins Crossing
15th NY Engineers
Civil War Period

Bridge at Franklins Crossing
PA 2001.0523 - Written on the photograph border: "Bridge built at Fredericksburg over the Rappahannock River on the 11th day of December 1862."
Note: Information submitted by John Kelley, Photographic Historian - "A photographic view of the 15th Engineers at Franklin's Crossing was not taken in December, 1862. The photograph was taken by Egbert Fowx who was teaching Andrew J Russell, Captain and assigned to General Haupt of RR fame most likely on May 2nd, 1863. Although the trees' appear to have a fall look, the winter of 1863 was extremely severe with snow in early April. Also, no photographic views taken at the time of the First Battle of Fredericksburg." This would seem to be a more accurate indicator of what actually was the case instead what was annotated on the photograph. According to Phisterer they were at Franklin's Crossing from April 29 to May 2, 1863.

 

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