PETERSBURG. The above view was taken on an eminence about half a mile north of the central part of the town. In the centre of the view is seen the depot of the Richmond and Petersburg railroad; on the right, a glimpse of the Appomattox river, and beyond, the principal part of Petersburg.
Henry Howe, Historical Collections of Virginia .... (Charleston, S.C.: William R. Babcock, 1852), 244.
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