Item No: pdca00025
Title: Bishop Polk and His Infernal Machines
Additional Title: Confederate Landmines
Print and Picture Collection
An indignant Harpers Weekly of March 29, 1862 printed a story about the electrically fired land mines found by the Yankees after Episcopal Bishop and Confederate Major General Leonidas Polk abandoned Columbus, Kentucky The pictures show soldiers seemingly in the act of discovery of the land mines, and a close-up view of one of the "infernal machines" and a "small electric machine found in each".
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