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December 11, 2008



Nice post

Jack R.

Hahahahaa! Great pic. I know it's a long shot but by any chance is it Stonewall? lol


Indeed it is, David. I was sure you would know. Between 1856-1862, Herman Haupt was the chief contractor for the the Troy & Greenfield Line which included the effort to bore a 4 and 1/2 mile tunnel through Hoosac Mountain in the northern Berkshires. He lost his investment in the enterprise when he was commissioned a Brigadier General in the early months of the Civil War and put in charge of railroad development for the war effort. The line went into receivership iin 1863 and was taken over by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. When the tunnel was completed in the mid-1870s, it was the longest raidroad tunnel in America and remained so until 1916.

A story of mine on "Berkshire's Big Dig" will appear in the inaugeral edition of Berkshire Quarterly on January 15th, 2009.

David Corbett

Dear Berks.,
I believe Herman Haupt , is the officer in the photograph . He had some New England railroad connections and of course engineers in the War.
cordially ,
David Corbett

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