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Scene on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (November 1861 - more details)


November 1861 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information

   



SCENE ON THE CHESAPEAKE AHD OHIO CANAL –
TROOPS GOING UP TO JOIN GEN. BANKS' COMMAND.

Sketched by our special Artist.—Page 28.

Every place in the neighborhood of the Potomac presents some features of the military occupation of the country. The quiet old Canal is occupied for almost its whole length by the tents and bush houses of the pickets, and its barges and boats are filled with soldiers ammunition and commissary stores. The scenery of this Canal is grand and beautiful from Washington to Harper’s ferry, and further. In many places the tow path rises sheer 60 feet from the turbulent channel of the river, the Canal itself winding round rugged and precipitous cliffs of limestone and red sandstone, thickly clothed with woods. Here and there it assumes quite a Dutch aspect, where luxuriant meadows are requisite to its precipitate descent, and throughout its whole course it is full of the picturesque and romantic.




ID:
wcco220

Page #:
26

Creator:
New-York Illustrated News

Rights:
Public domain

Date:
1861-11-11

Collection Location:
New York State Library

Subject:
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (Md.); Washington County (Md.), History

Coverage:
Maryland, 1824-1938

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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