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Dugouts were cut into the exterior elevations of the trenches giving the whole an extraordinary aspect. Previous to the winter months tunnels and even underground rooms of considerable size were dug some fifteen or more feet below the earth, and they gave ample room & ventilation for winter quarters a and a wonderful amount of warmth. Roads for artillery, paths ascending the highest mountains for mule traffic and foot transport, hidden saps miles in length & broad enough for limber transportation were all dug with the greatest speed and in a remarkable short time completely altering the geographical outlay of the country occupied. This work was the most hated amp; tiresome

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