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MAP: General Butler’s Canal: Shortening the James River Route at Dutch Gap (NP: Philadelphia Inquirer)



  1. SOPO Editor’s Note: The location for the “Union Intrenchments” is way off.  They were located further west, with the right resting on the James River south of Farrar’s Island, and the left anchored on the Appomattox River (the river next to “Broadway” on the map) southwest of Port Walthall.  See this detailed map of Bermuda Hundred and compare it to this newspaper map.
  2. “General Butler’s Canal. Shortening the River Route at Dutch Gap-Seven miles of sailing on the James saved-Another Yankee Enterprise.” Philadelphia Inquirer. August 17, 1864, p. 1 col. 3-4
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