Craven County Digital History Exhibit

Swamp on the Road from Little Washington to Rawle's Mills

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Title: Swamp on the Road from Little Washington to Rawle's Mills

Creator: Reed, William Garrison

Subject: Washington (N.C.)
                Rawles Mills (N.C.)  
                Bridges--North Carolina
                Swamps--North Carolina   

Description: Reed further described this photograph as "Through Long Swamp from Little Washington to Rawle's Mills.--This was the first water that the regiment had to wade through in 1862. Then it was deep, nearly up to the plank walk for half a mile. When this picture was taken, one could have passed through without wetting his feet. The man on the left is 'Joe Chauncy.' McIntire and a Mr. Adams are on the plank, watching the movements of a moccasin snake." He also stated, "The plank walks to the right of the pictures 595 [this photo] and 585 [xxv.30] show the provision in that section of the country to enable pedestrians to pass through the swamps or over narrow or shallow streams without wading."

Date: October 1884

Type: Image

Format: 7-13/16x6 inches (199x150 mm)

Identifier: XXV.28

Source: Donated by William Garrison Reed, 1926.

Relation: One image from a collection of 48 images in a photo album.

Coverage: Washington (N.C.), Rawles Mills (N.C.)

Rights: Permission to use this photograph must be obtained from the New Bern-Craven County Public Library, 400 Johnson Street, New Bern, NC 28560. Must cite as: William Garrison Reed Photo Album, New Bern-Craven County Public Library.


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Images scanned and text prepared by Victor T. Jones, Jr.

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