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Workers operating crude hoist on wharf, which raised or lowered section of track, as water level dictated, as train awaits direct loading onto barge to transport stock down Potomac; system developed by field commander Herman Haupt during Civil War.

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  • Title: Civil War
  • Date: 1862
  • Location: Alexandria, VA, US
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: United States Civil, Inventions, Herman Haupt, Transport, Wars, 1860s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_173225
  • Credits: NATIONAL ARCHIVES

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