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 Posted: Sat Jun 6th, 2009 01:20 am
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as promised here are the best of my pics from Stones River National Battlefield :

http://s195.photobucket.com/albums/z116/jackrox_2007/Stones%20River%20National%20Battlefield/?albumview=grid



 Posted: Wed Jun 10th, 2009 11:29 pm
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Fine pics Cap'n...



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 Posted: Wed Jun 10th, 2009 11:34 pm
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Thanks again for sharing these! I've never been to Stones River--what's the story behind the cannon lying among the rocks?

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as I recall it's really just placed there as a representation of the guns lost in that part of the battlefield known as the slaughter pen.



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unfortunately the battlefield is still under repairs and clean up from a recent tornado. I really couldn't shoot as much of the open fields as I usually do without getting huge stumps, pieces of split rail fence, and dumpsters in the frame...sigh...I guess that means I'll have to go back LOL!



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Thanks for posting these great pics.



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Captain Crow wrote: as I recall it's really just placed there as a representation of the guns lost in that part of the battlefield known as the slaughter pen.

It is the only display I have eveer seen like it. You just come up on it and for a few seconds you are confused not understanding what it is you are seeing, then it sets in and it is facinating as it does give a good graphic representation of what it must have been like there.

Another excellent graphic display is the walkway at the Corinth Interpretive Center. You are treated to the cast off implemts of war.. discarded canteens, broken pistols, rifles with shattered stocks, etc, etc each imbedded in the concrete...buttons, belts, haversacks some abandoned on the ground next to the walkway.. truly left by an army in retreat..

powerful images

 

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I've always thought that the first day of Stones River is a very interesting battle.  It was definitely a close run thing to quote Wellington.  If Bragg had had Stephenson's division Chickamauga may have happened a year earlier.  Plus, I do find Rosecrans to be a rather interesting character.



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19bama46 wrote: Captain Crow wrote: as I recall it's really just placed there as a representation of the guns lost in that part of the battlefield known as the slaughter pen.

It is the only display I have eveer seen like it. You just come up on it and for a few seconds you are confused not understanding what it is you are seeing, then it sets in and it is facinating as it does give a good graphic representation of what it must have been like there.

Another excellent graphic display is the walkway at the Corinth Interpretive Center. You are treated to the cast off implemts of war.. discarded canteens, broken pistols, rifles with shattered stocks, etc, etc each imbedded in the concrete...buttons, belts, haversacks some abandoned on the ground next to the walkway.. truly left by an army in retreat..

powerful images

 

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I liked the Corinth visitors center quite a bit..especially the walkway



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The Iron Duke wrote: I've always thought that the first day of Stones River is a very interesting battle.  It was definitely a close run thing to quote Wellington.  If Bragg had had Stephenson's division Chickamauga may have happened a year earlier.  Plus, I do find Rosecrans to be a rather interesting character.Old Rosey is indeed interesting...I wonder if he was bi-polar.



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