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THAYER'S APPROACH
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U.   S.
THAYER'S APPROACH.
            THE TRENCH FOR THAYER'S APPROACH
TO THE CONFEDERATE WORK IN HIS FRONT
WAS STARTED ABOUT MAY 30, 1863, ON THE
NORTH SIDE OF THIS RIDGE, THROUGH WHICH  
IT WAS CARRIED BY A TUNNEL PRESERVED
BY THE BRICK ARCH. THE TRENCH ACROSS
THE RAVINE TO THE FOOT OF THE SPUR
SOUTH OF THIS MARKER, ABOUT 6 FEET
WIDE AND 6 FEET DEEP, WAS COVERED BY
A BLINDING OF BUNDLES OF CANE LAID A-
CROSS IT AND AFFORDING PROTECTION A-
GAINST RIFLE BALLS. THE CONFEDERATES
DID NOT USE ARTILLERY AGAINST THIS
BLINDING. WHEN THE TRENCH REACHED
COVER AT BASE OF SPUR TWO LINES OF
APPROACH WERE STARTED AND THESE LINES
UNITED ON TOP OF THE SPUR TO FORM ONE
APPROACH.






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