Friday, July 31, 2009

Fort Stedman



(This picture can be enlarged by clicking on it.)

This is another picture from our trip to Virginia in 2007. I should have posted it before I posted yesterday's picture, but I didn't.

This picture was taken near Petersburg, Virginia, and shows Fort Stedman, a part of the Union siege line. Fort Stedman was attacked by the Army of Northern Virginia on March 25, 1865. The attack was the last serious attempt by Confederate troops to break the siege. The attack ultimately failed.

9 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The grass looks like a golf course. I find it hard to imagine a battle taking place in such a beautiful place.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Before I clicked on it, I thought it was a golf course!!!

rainfield61 said...

I try to imagine the soldiers were fighting, but, in a golf course.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Are those real guns?

Nice greenery and thanks for the interesting information.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Are those real guns?

Nice greenery and thanks for the interesting information.

Baron's Life said...

you done it again...great shot George

Chris said...

Another interesting bit of history, thanks. Is there a strange atmosphere there?. Some places I have visited where battles have been fought have felt strange.

Hilda said...

I find it both poignant and beautiful that mother nature can cover almost every trace of man's blood, sweat and tears…

Carrizo said...

Hi George.

History is to my mind. I find this place very interesting and like those small cannons.

Regards.