A Federal column descends toward Kelly’s Ford. The 11th US Infantry crossed on the pntoon bridge here on the morning of 29 April 1863 after a circuitous march by the Fifth Corps to get behind the Confederates at Fredericksburg.
Another view of the pontoon bridge at Kelly’s Ford. Waud apprarently mislabeled the drawing as there was no pontoon bridge at Ely’s Ford.
The Fifth Corps crossed at Ely’s Ford by wading in the moonlight on the night of 29 April 1863.
Ely’s Ford. This image captures the requirement to rederess after crossing. Most men stripped off their shoes, socks and trousers to wade the river.
Ruins of the Chancellor House. The 11th US Infantry camped here on the night of 30 April and reurned here after the retreat on the afternoon of 1 May.
The 11th US Infantry, as part of Sykes’ 2nd Brigade, lead the Army of the Potomac against Lee’s forces on the morning of 1 May 1863. The 2nd Brigade can be seen in the far distance.
Camp at Chancellor House. Some of the troops in this image are undoubtably those of the 11th US Infantry (most likely with those marked as #3).