Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Battle of Wilson's Creek

Generals Price-McCulloch, with 12,000 men were camped around Wilson's
Creek.  General Lyon with about 6,000 men determined to attack the 
Rebels at dawn, August 10, 1862

Aqueduct over Passaic River at Little Falls, New Jersey

Gen. Johnston's Confederate Line of Defense

General Johnston's Confederate Line of Defense - January, 1982;  Between
Columbus and Cumberland Gap just over 50,000 Confederate troops opposed
just under 90,000 Federals.  The geographic factors facing Johnston included
the two rivers; Cumberland and the Tennessee.  Between these two water
passages deep into the Confederacy, he had statoned Gen. Tilghman with his
engineering skill at Fort Henry and Fort Donelson.  Consequently, both
Clarkesville and Nashville were threatened, the former being the site of the
Cumberland Iron works, second only to Richmond's Tredegar in iron output.
Reference: Shelby Foote, "The Civil War, Fort Suter to Perryville," Vol I,
(Vintage Books, 1986) 

Great Granby Salmon Arch

The Great Salmon Arch was the culvert and aqueduct over Salmon
Brook in Granby, CT as a part of the Farmington Canal.  The span
of the arch was to be 40 feet.  This arch is of particular interest as
the present (third) span was the third to be constructed, the first two
arches being lost in past seasonal floods.  Reference: Forty-Ninth
Annual Report - ( Canal2of 3_Part1.pdf) 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Farmington Canal Remains

Lockhouse, C&O Canal, Wasington D.C.

Original Lockhouse of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal at Seventeenth St,
and Constitution Ave. in Washington D. C.  Courtesy Library of Congress.

Lockhouses 6, 10, 22, 28 &49 have been restored and may be rented
to stay in for one night.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Inclined Plane

Sectional Canal Boat  being drawn up the inclined plane of the
Portage Railroad at Holidaysburg
Courtesy of the National Archives