Sandbags; Fortifications; Castles & palaces; Military headquarters; War; Poperinge (Belgium); World War, 1914-1918
Caption reads: "Gold Fish Chateau constructed into a Brigade Hdq. By 105 Engrs. Located on Poperinghe-Ypres Road." The Chateau is a three story building, made up mostly of brick. Sandbags, used for fortification, are stacked outside the entrance.
"Hdqrs., Co. M, Engrs. Mo. Vols., Sec. 46, N & NWRR [Nashville & Northwestern Railroad]." Received of T. A. Brown, citizen, 200 bushels of oats. Signed, O. [Oscar] F. Story, Capt., Comdg., Company Engrs., Mo. Vols.