The Engineers at Vicksburg Part 13: “A Vast Sheet of Water”
The route of march led across numerous bayous that Union engineers had to bridge with materials at hand, similar to these Union troops from Wisconsin. Gin houses and barns were dismantled to provide the necessary material in the approach to Vicksburg.

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