Sawyer guns and mortars at the Crow’s Nest… and that interesting work detail

Recording activities for June 25, 1864, Brigadier-General Godfrey Weitzel, Chief Engineer for the Army of the James, wrote: June 25, batteries were laid out for one 6-inch Sawyer gun and two 10-inch mortars on the Crow’s Nest, right bank of James River, about 1,500 yards below the right of our line, and for one 100-pounderContinue reading “Sawyer guns and mortars at the Crow’s Nest… and that interesting work detail”

Photo Examination: 10-inch Mortars at Dutch Gap

In an earlier post, I discussed the 10-inch seacoast mortars in this photo: The photo is remarkable at several layers.  I suspect the photographer captured work being done in July 1864.  The photo caption carries the caption “Work party and mortars at Butler’s Crow’s Nest.”  That leads me to dispatches appearing in the Official RecordsContinue reading “Photo Examination: 10-inch Mortars at Dutch Gap”