Peaceful Seasons, Bloody Land: Spotsylvania Battlefield
On May 12, 1864, one of the major attacks unfolded at the “Mule Shoe” Salient near Spotsylvania Court House with Union troops bursting into the fortification; Confederates counter-attacked, and the fighting turned hand-to-hand in some of the most intense and bloody combat up to that point in the war.
This Salient is now preserved within the national battlefield, and the scene is far different. Peaceful.
7 Responses to Peaceful Seasons, Bloody Land: Spotsylvania Battlefield
Beautiful photographs. I remember being there and the (summery) pictures bring it all back.
In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row…..
The juxtaposition of the story that took place there against the modern natural beauty is sublime. Thanks for sharing that beauty.
Chris, the skilled writing instructor, captured the feelings that I had in my visits to Spottysylvania.
Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing.
It never ceases to amaze me how serene and peaceful it is on any number of battlefields I have visited over the years.
I am curious as to whether the pine tree in the fourth photo down and the tree in the last photo may be witness trees.
Just WOW!! Beautiful!