The "City of Memphis" is moored at the shore while cargo is loaded on board via a boom gangplank. Several well dressed men and women seem to be waiting to board. The tall stacks are belching black smoke in preparation for moving. Individuals are...
Logs; Lumber industry; Lumber; Ox teams; Cattle; Carts & wagons; Cutover lands; Clearing of land; Bodies of water
A team of oxen yoked together stand beside wagons loaded with hand hewn crossties. The crossties were hewn by seasonal workers using a broadaxe and delivered to river landing tieyards for shipping by steamboat.
Steamboats; Ox teams; Laborers; Rivers; Farming; Bodies of water
A man with a hat stands next to a team of oxen. A river and a steamboat can be seen in the background. The man is standing near some wooden structures, one of which may be a barn. The name of the steamboat is the "City of Memphis."
Maps; Forts & fortifications; Batteries (Weaponry); Artillery (Weaponry); Cities & towns; Islands; Wetlands; Plantations; Rivers; Bodies of water; Military camps
Military map, hand-drawn on linen, by Albert Martin (possibly a Confederate cartographer). It stretches along the Mississippi River from Ashport in the north to Memphis in the south. Though detailed in its presentation of waterways, swamps,...