Sunday, December 7, 2014

Battle of Chacellorsville

Readers of my blog know I like to explore in my travels.... today's adventure was a visit to the Chancellorsville Battle Grounds a notable Civil War conflagration which ultimately cost Stonewall Jackson his life.

Entrance to the park on a fine December day

A cannon ball lodged in a tree

The spot where General Jackson was wounded by his own men during a night reconnaissance mission

Aerial Photo of Jackson Shrine
Out building where the General died eight days later.  The wounded General was brought back to Guinea Station, a safe location near a rail station where it was hoped the recovering General could eventually return to Richmond.

You can read about the plantation where the General past here.  The out building is all that is left today. 

Round bales, square bales and a really creative mind

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