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Pontoon train

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pontoon train the carriages of the pontoons, and the materials they carry for making a pontoon bridge.
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Usage

In literature:

The chief engineer, Major Duane, will furnish you a canvas pontoon-train of eight boats.
"The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete" by General Philip Henry Sheridan
Blair was ordered to join him there with the pontoon train as early as possible.
"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant, Complete" by Ulysses S. Grant
Blair was ordered to join him there with the pontoon train as early as possible.
"Memoirs of Three Civil War Generals, Complete" by U. S. Grant, W. T. Sherman, P. H. Sheridan
The chief engineer, Major Duane, will furnish you a canvas pontoon-train of eight boats.
"The Memoirs of General Philip H. Sheridan, Vol. I., Part 3" by P. H. Sheridan
Blair was ordered to join him there with the pontoon train as early as possible.
"The Memoirs of General Ulysses S. Grant, Part 3." by Ulysses S. Grant
But he had no trains to move his pontoon bridge, nor horses to pull it.
"History of Kershaw's Brigade" by D. Augustus Dickert
They lost 52 guns, their whole baggage and pontoon train, and 80 standards.
"The Cornet of Horse" by G. A. Henty
This valuable time was made use of by the pontoon train at the rate of four miles per day.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
The British army followed in pursuit, encumbered with a great artillery and pontoon train.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Countless trains carried war materials, tents, pontoons, cattle, provisions, etc.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
A pontoon train passed down the river to-day, on this side, one captured from the United States, and brought from Gordonsville.
"A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital" by John Beauchamp Jones
The pontoon train passed by in the evening.
"Diary of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery" by Theodore Reichardt
Pontoon train of eighteen wagons passed to the right.
"An Artilleryman's Diary" by Jenkin Lloyd Jones
A pontoon train was sent around to the right, to be used by Hancock.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
He had no pontoon-train, and could cross the river only lower down, at Mouzon and Villers.
"The Franco-German War of 1870-71" by Count Helmuth, von Moltke
Pontoons were soon laid, the rest of the army with the trains passing over.
"Campaign of the Fourteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers" by J. Newton Terrill
The pontoon train had by this time come up, and a bridge was soon built.
"A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry" by Julian Wisner Hinkley
But when our pontoon bridge came up it was without a train for hauling.
"From Manassas to Appomattox" by James Longstreet
Anticipating these crossings, we had in our train a pontoon bridge.
"Tenting on the Plains" by Elizabeth B. Custer
Soon after we overtook the pontoon train and halted for the night.
"Diary of an Enlisted Man" by Lawrence Van Alstyne
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