I was browsing for a smiling soldier for the 'smiles' thread and came across this, which I've never seen before. Does anyone have any information on this image? Is it genuine or a repro? I can't help but think it's the latter. It's too good to be true
The casting done in Pittsburg, it came by ship and rail,
from City Point to Petersburg, destruction on a massive scale.
A reinforced railcar to hold 8 and 1/2 tons of weight,
the soldiers trained to use it hailed from this (?) New England State.
A mighty gun of iron that promised to shake the ground,
20 pounds of powder charge, for a shell weighing 220 pounds.
It comes roaring through 13” and targets the Rebel line,