150 Years Ago: Pontoon bridges over the Potomac

Strategic mobility.  That’s what the pontoon bridges provided the Army of the Potomac.  I’ve written at length about the bridges used in June 1863 at Edwards Ferry.   But that is getting ahead a year in sesquicentennial coverage. The important pontoon bridges in the last week of October 1862 were over the Potomac at Berlin, MarylandContinue reading “150 Years Ago: Pontoon bridges over the Potomac”