Image from page 83 of “The official history of the Second Regiment of Engineers and Second Engineer Train, United States Army, in the world war” (1920) – San Antonio Picture

Identifier: officialhistoryo00uni
Title: The official history of the Second Regiment of Engineers and Second Engineer Train, United States Army, in the world war
Year: 1920 (1920s)
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Regiment, 2nd Mitchell, W. A. (William Augustus), 1877-1941
Subjects: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Regiment, 2nd World War, 1914-1918
Publisher: [San Antonio, San Antonio printing co.
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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Second Regiment of Engineers 79 details in five minutes. At the word of command, our men raised the bridge ontheir shoulders, and marched forward with it to the river bank. One man held theguy rope attached to the end, to keep the current from carrying it down stream.As the bridge was pushed into the river, the men turned to the right and left, andthe bridge was pushed across by the men in rear coming forward with theremainder of the bridge. A lashing broke on the bridge being launched by CompanyB, but Sergeant Marshall ran out on the bridge and lashed it together and thebridge continued across the river. Company As bridge was shoved across in 7minutes, and Company Bs in 11 minutes. The Engineers had established guides to the bridges from the road via a handyravine which ran from the road halfway down to the bridges; consequently whenthe Marines arrived, just as the bridges were completed, they were guided to thebridges via the ravine without any unnecessary exposure to fire. When the

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