Having not used this system before I inadvertently pressed a tab suggesting disapproval of the use of this photo by Google Earth. Nothing could be farther from the truth. I could not possibly put into words my admiration of these men and their leaders who gave the last measure for the defense of their homes against ultimately hopeless and overwhelming odds. The fact that they stood on this soil of an invader whose reservoir of resources and manpower outnumbered them by a ratio four to one is a testament to their courage and the measure of their leaders. That they are memorialized in this monument and that Google Earth should offer this photo is entirely appropriate and does more to support the heritage and unity of this nation than could any attempt to insult the wounded pride of defeated sections.
W J Green
Picture taken near Watt Family farm. Battle of Gaines Mill. On June 27th, 1862 nearly 100,000 soldiers battled within a two mile radius of this farmhouse.
Watt Family farm. Battle of Gaines Mill. On June 27th, 1862 nearly 100,000 soldiers battled within a two mile radius of this farmhouse.
Home of John L Marye Virgina Lieutenant Governor during Civil War. Position of 3rd South Carolina and headquarters Washington Artillery Colonel James B Walton. Union Soldier hospital in May 1864.
Last remnant of original stone retaining wall used by Confederate army during Battle of Fredericksburg. Innis house in the background.