Thursday, August 30, 2012

Long Long Ago....

.....I started this blog.... Well, not that long ago but it has been a long time since I have posted anything.

I have been very busy with school, work and kids so I have been neglectful...

Also  I have been toying with the idea of changing the name of my blog....when I get time. :)

During the summer we visited a few more battlefields and I wanted to share the pictures with you.

 This is part of the Chickamagua battlefield in Georgia.  It had rained and rained all day but the rain stopped in time for us to tour this beautiful battlefield. 
The battle of Chickamagua, if I remember correctly, occurred after the Union army occupied Chattanooga, TN.  The Confederate army turned and was determined to take Chattanooga back and the two armies met here, at Chickamagua. 

I know this is a very simplistic explanation and I apologize.  For more information on the battle that occurred at Chickamagua check out this link.

The above photograph shows the Brotherton cabin.  The most memorable story (for me) about this area is that many of the families had to flee the area and hide in the woods.  These civilians were without shelter and food and a young daughter of the Brotherton family returned to the battlefield to get milk from the family cow.  After milking the cow, she distributed the milk to the wounded soldiers of both armies instead of taking it back to the civilians. 


We also had the privilege of seeing a lot of deer on our tour of the battlefield.  This deer decided to pop a squat and I could not resist taking a picture.....I mean really, how many opportunities to take a photograph like this does one have?????

Well, I will wrap it up and show more pictures another day....hopefully not 6 months from now

Thanks for looking

1 comment:

  1. Life must certainly take precedence over blogging...enjoyed your post!