War of the Rebellion: Serial 126 Page 0195 UNION AUTHORITIES.

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At daylight on the 8th the Twenty-fourth Army Corps moved from Farmville, taking the road running nearly with the South Side Railroad, and made a forced march of nearly thirty-three miles before midnight, resting for a few hours on the railroad where Sheridan had captured several cars loaded with bacon and corn. At 3.30 a. m. on the 9th the infantry moved against on the extreme left of the army. The leading brigade of Foster's division, of the Twenty-fourth Army Corps, went into action on the double-quick, and delivered the volley which staggered and drove back the advance of the enemy, who had at that moment gained some temporary advantage over the cavalry. The action lasted until 10 a. m., when a truce was granted preliminary to the surrender.

May.-During this month a bridge was built at Fredericksburg. Syrveys were made, by direction of Major-General Barnard, of the detached works surrounding the city, and orders were afterward received to continue the survey of the intrenched lines and country adjacent to Richmond.

June.-Brevet Major King was intrusted with the charge of rebuilding a bridge, called Mayo's Bridge, called Mayo's Bridge, connecting Richmond and Manchester. The following is an extract from his report on the completion of the bridge. The plan adopted for the bridge is represented by the accompanying drawing, page 45 [195].

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c f i, main chords made of four pieces, four by twelve inches, breaking joints, and forming continuous beams the entire length of the bridge.

j i, corbels, fourteen by sixteen inches, resting on wall plates w w, and supporting main chords.

a b g h, &c., straining beams, ten by twelve inches, oak, supported by posts and struts.