Image ID: AAAW


by Russell (Andrew J.)



Negative Size:

6.5 in. x 8.5 in.


telegraph pole

Locations & Lines:

Aquia Creek & Fredericksburg Railroad (AC&F); Potomac River; Virginia

Military Units:

US Military Railroads (USMRR); US Army

Structures & Establishments:

AC&F Burnside Wharf (Potomac River)


barge; boxcar; brigantine; ferry boat; flatcar; rowboat; schooner; tugboat


J. Paul Getty Museum; Library of Congress

Haupt, United States Military Railway Department. Construction And Transportation. No. 22. Burnside Wharf. – Built by orders of General Burnside, when in command of the Army of the Potomac. It is located about a mile and a half below Aquia Creek landing, and is connected with the Fredericksburg Railroad by means of a branch road, a considerable part of which is in the water supported by crib work. No. 22 shows part of the railroad and part of the wagon wharf. Two trains of cars are upon the wharf, but portions of them are obscured by the steam from one of the propellers.

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