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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