On the Road Day 2

Posted by Monterey John (Hollister, CA, United States) on 21 November 2010 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is Hazel Grove at the Chancellorsville (Va.) Civil War Battlefield. Confederate artillery in this position enfilladed the Union position in the distance, i.e. fired into the side of the Union position. The casualties on that day, May 3, 1863 if I recall correctly, were horrific. During that morning the total of killed and wounded exceeded 17,000. A man was shot at least once a second. The total casualties for this one engagement that lasted only few hours out of a three day battle represented about 15% of the total forces engaged.

Impossible to comprehend such a thing.

A pretty sobering stop on this second day.

The next stop was Montpelier, the home James and Dolly Madison. Visiting the home of the father of the Constitution was certainly a happier place. I will try to post a shot from there tomorrow.

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Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

We love these memorable places from the Civil War ... but the losses were horrendous!
You're doing well to be stopping at memorable spots on your way south ... hmm, where tomorrow?

22 Nov 2010 1:54am

@Judy aka L@dybug: Savannah, Georgia!

Photographs by Maria Enriquez from Pacific Grove, United States

Your pictures and write-ups really help me understand US history, thank you. (I grew up in Asia...)

22 Nov 2010 8:28pm

marci from somewhere in..., Morocco

beautiful! making me a little homesick for the south! thanks for taking us along .... can't wait for Savannah!

23 Nov 2010 6:41am

Canon EOS 40D
1/100 second
F/6.3
ISO 200
50 mm

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