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S: CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD WALKS - MARCH 2012

FC: CIVIL WAR BATTLEFIELD WALKS MARCH 2012

1: LEXINGTON,VA HOME OF STONEWALL JACKSON

2: HOME OF STONEWALL JACKSON IN LEXINGTON, VA

3: HOME OF STONEWALL JACKSON. HE WAS BROUGHT BACK HERE TO BE BURIED

4: MAP OF CHANCELLORSVILLE BATTLEGROUND

6: REGISTRATION FOR ALL THE BATTLEFIELD WALS WALK START FOR CHANCELLORSVILLE WALK

7: STARTING ONTO THE BATTLEFIELD | CHANCELLORSVILLE CLEARING | CHANCELLORSVILLE CLEARING | HISTORY BOARD

8: ORIGINAL BUILDING 1700'S | GRAVESITE OF TWO OF CHILDREN WHO LIVED HERE

9: CHANCELLORSVILLE INN | BATTLE WAS FOR CONTROL OF THIS INTERSECTION

10: EARTHWORKS | CHANCELLORSVILLE INTERSECTION | MORE EARTHWORKS

11: FEDERAL TRENCHES | GARY WITH CANNON | DONNA WITH CANNON | FIRST CHECK POINT

13: CATHERINE'S FURNANCE A POINT ALONG STONEWALL JACKSON'S 25,000 MAN, 12 MILE FLANK ATTACK

14: THE ROCK MARKS THE SPOT WHERE STONEWALL JACKSON WAS ACCIDENTLY SHOT BY HIS OWN MEN

15: JACKSON MONUMENT LOCATED NEAR WHERE HE WAS SHOT IN BATTLE

17: WE ARE ENTERING THE WILDERNESS BATTLEFIELD IT IS THICK WITH BRUSH AND TREES BUT NOT AS HEAVY WHEN THIS BATTLE WAS FOUGHT | YOU CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW TIGHT IS WAS IN THERE

18: THIS SUNDIAL POINTS SOUTH TOWARD PARKERS STORE | SAUNDERS FIELD, ENTRY INTO THE WILDERNESS | CANNON ALONG THE TRAIL | BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS, MAY 5TH AND 6TH 1864 LEE DEFEATED THE FEDERALS . LOSS OF LIFE WAS 29,500 MEN

19: SEVERAL OF THE MANY FIRES WERE HERE IN SAUNDERS FIELD WOUNDED AND INJURED SOLDIERS COULD NOT ESCAPE THE FLAMES. WALKING ALONG THE TRAIL. ONE OF MANY EARTHWORKS AND/OR TRENCHES SEEN

20: HIGGERSON FARM ONE HOMESTEAD IN THE AREA. MRS. HIGGERSON WAS AT HOME THAT DAY | TYPICAL ROCK WALL | THE CHEWINING FARM | THE BATTLEFIELD | MANY OF THE FEMALE RESIDENTS OF THESE FARMS WHERE HOME DURING THESE BATTLES

21: GORDON FLANK ATTACK | IMAGINE THOUSANDS OF SOLDIERS FIGHTING HERE | DUE TO THICK BRUSH MANY FIRES WERE STARTED BY GUNFIRE | MANY HUNDREDS OF MEN DIED HERE

22: MAY 5TH LEE MOVED QUICKLY- 2 BATTLES ENSUED | GENERAL GEORGE MEADE LED THE BATTLE OF THE WILDERNESS. | GRANT "LEE'S ARMY WILL BE YOUR OBJECTIVE POINT" | ROBERT E. LEE AND ULYSSES S. GRANT

23: WINSLOW'S BATTLE | SAUNDERS FIELD | MUNITIONS WAGON | CANNON

24: GRANT'S HEADQUARTERS

25: INSET OF THE ENTIRE BATTLEFIELD

27: RECONTRUCTION OF HOW EARTHWORKS WERE MADE. THEY USED ANYTHING THEY HAD TO BUILD UP THESE TRENCHES

28: RUINS OF HOMESTEAD | ANOTHER REMANENT OF A HOME | CONFEDERATE TRENCHES "MULE SHOE" SALIENT | ONE OF MANY MEMORIALS ERECTED AROUND THE FIELDS

29: NO LONGER FIGHT, RETREAT AND REST NOW RELENTLESS FIGHTING | LEE & GRANT | NOTHING IN HISTORY EQUALS THIS CONTEST. DESPARATE, LONG AND DEADLY | CASUALTIES NUMBERED MORE THAN 4,000 MEN

30: BATTLE LASTED 22 HOURS IN POURING RAIN, CHANGED THE WAY WAR WAS SEEN. | THIS BATTLE WAS FOUGHT HAND TO HAND. SIGNALED A SHIFT IN THE WAR

31: THE START OF A YEAR LONG CAMPAIGN THAT ENDED WITH LEE'S SURRENDER | POPULAR COMMANDER OF THE ARMY OF THE POTOMAC. ADMONISHED HIS MEN FOR DUCKING SNIPERS. WAS HIT IN THE FACE BY A BULLET AND DIED | LEE'S DEFENSIVE LINE FOR THE BATTLE OF THE BLOODY ANGLE | HISTORY TOUR

32: THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG DECEMBER 11-13 1862

33: ROCKY LANE, LED TO WASHINGTON'S FERRY | LIVES UP TO ITS NAME | HOME FROM THE TIME PERIOD | ENTRANCE TO OLD FREDICKSBURG

34: BROMPTON HOUSE HOME, HEADQUARTERS, HOSPITAL NOW OWNED BY UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON | THIS IS IN THE LOCATION WHERE THE UNION SOLDIERS COULD SEE MARYE'S HEIGHTS | GARY STANDING IN FRONT OF BROMPTON HOUSE | THE ORGINAL WALL AND SUNKEN ROAD

35: TRENCH HILL (SUNKEN ROAD) | AT RISK OF HIS OWN LIFE THIS AMERICAN SOLDIER OF SULBLIME COMPASSION BROUGHT WATER TO HIS WOUNDED FOES | INNIS HOUSE YOU CAN STILL SEE THE BULLET HOLES IN THE WALLS | MARYE'S HEIGHTS

36: IINSIDE THE STEPHENS HOME | YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE BULLET HOLES IN THE WALLS | STEPHENS FAMILY CEMETERY | THE STEPHENS HOME

37: CANNON POINTED DOWN TO THE SUNKEN ROAD | FREDERICKSBURG NATIONAL CEMETERY | NATIONAL CEMETERY | ANOTHER VIEW OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY

38: FREDERICKSBURG CAMPAIGN | CANNON BALLS MARK THE ENTRANCE | AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE NATIONAL CEMETERY | VIEW ALONG THE SUNKEN ROAD

39: AROUND TOWN. TO LATE TO EAT AT BART'S

40: CHATHAM MANOR | ONLY PRIVATE HOME VISITED BY WASHINGTON, JEFFERSON AND LINCOLN | SUSTAINED BY SLAVES | UNION HEADQUARTERS | GEORGIAN SYTLE MANSION | STATELY ENTRANCE

41: PONTOON SECTION | SEVERAL OF THESE PUT TOGETHER TO MAKE A BRIDGE | NO CANNON FIRED, NO PICKET FIRED. FISHING AND PICNICING TOOK PLACE | OPPOSSING SOLDIERS TRADED TOKENS BY TOY SALE BOATS | UPPER PONTOON SITE | PONTOONS WERE USED TO CROSS THE RIVER

43: MONUMENT AT GRAVE OF MARY WASHINGTON MOTHER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON | BELOW ON THE LEFT IS MEDITATION ROCK WHERE SHE CAME TO PRAY

44: GEORGE WASHINGTON'S CHILDHOOD HOME

45: THE SURVEYOR'S SHED | WASHINGTON'S HOUSE SITE CURRENT RUINS AND PAINTING

46: RISING SUN TAVERN BULIT BY CHARLES WASHINGTON THE YOUNGEST BROTHER OF GEORGE WASHINGTON-1760

47: THE RISING SUN TAVERN

48: LEE'S COMMAND POST ON TOP OF LEE'S HILL | LEE'S HILL | VIEW OF FREDERICKSBURG | TRENCHES DUG FOR CANNONS

49: ARTILLERY ON THE HILL | CANON ON THE HILL | VIEW FROM BEHIND THE CANON- NO TREES DURING THE WAR | BIG GUN ON HOWISON HILL

50: STONEWALL JACKSON SHRINE-LOCATED AT GUINEA STATION,VA | BED WHERE HE DIED | FURNITURE TYPICAL OF THAT TIME PERIOD | WHERE HIS AIDES WAITED AND WORKED

51: DOCTOR'S OFFICE | JIM LEWIS WAS STONEWALL JACKSON'S PERSONAL SLAVE | ANOTHER TPICAL ROOM | MARKER SHOWING WHEN HE DIED AT GUINEA STATION, VA

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