All quiet on the battlefield

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Comments (4)

Bubu Pescar on March 7, 2009

Intresting place.Greetings from Romania.I invite you to-my february contest

Jurgis Karnavicius on March 10, 2009

Nice view Marilyn, is it any historical place? Greetings, Jurgis

Marilyn Whiteley on March 13, 2009

Thanks you, Bubu-Pescar and Jurgis.

Yes, Jurgis, it is very historical, in 1863 during the Civil War (or the War between the States. The Wikimapia entry reads as follows:

The Snodgrass Cabin served as a field hospital. In 1863, U.S. Snodgrass and his family of nine lived in this log cabin. On the 2nd day of the Battle of Chickamauga the union forces made a desperate stand in the woods and the fields around the cabin forcing the Snodgrass family to take cover in a nearby ravine with other refugees. Thousands of confederate soldiers attacked the union position on Snodgrass Hill that afternoon. With some of the wars bloodiest fighting, the Snodgrass cabin soon filled with wounded. That evening the Federal evacuated leaving behind many wounded that could not be moved. For several days wounded soldiers from both sides were treated here. ... Because of its proximity to the heavy fighting on Snodgrass Hill, the Snodgrass cabin was used as a hospital by both sides. The cabin has been restored by the National Park Service.

((Ospr3y)) on August 23, 2010


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  • Uploaded on March 7, 2009
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    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2009/03/07 11:19:31
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
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    • ISO Speed: ISO50
    • Exposure Bias: -0.70 EV
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