Burnside's Corps

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“The war in Virginia. Burnside’s corps charging the Confederate position on the right of the enemy’s line in front of Petersburg. The first line of Confederate works on the right shown in our sketch were carried by Burnside’s Corps. The artillery in the foreground is pouring its steady shower of shot and shell on the enemy’s line from the breastworks, while the troops are charging through the brush and fallen trees in double line of battle. The fight was in an open, rolling space of ground, skirted by a belt of timber toward the city. Said an officer: ‘It was now about five o’clock P.M. We opened our battery at once and commenced shelling the Confederate fort. We kept on firing for about half an hour, when our infantry, Griffin’s brigade, made a charge and captured the fort, taking five guns and about two hundred prisoners. We had, we found, dismounted the Confederate gun by our shells.’"— Frank Leslie, 1896


Frank Leslie Famous Leaders and Battle Scenes of the Civil War (New York, NY: Mrs. Frank Leslie, 1896)


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