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Richmond Ironclads at Trent's Reach
Harper’s Illustrated Sept. 17, 1864

The U.S. Navy Stands Watch in Trent’s Reach: August 1864

At the end of the U.S. Army's earthworks across Bermuda Hundred, the river obstructions became the U.S. Navy’s picket line. The Confederates dug facing works and mounted cannon near Dr. Howlett’s house on the distant heights to the right. After that, only U.S. ironclads lingered in Trent’s Reach; the remainder of the guard tried to stay behind the bend of Farrar’s Island.
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