Cottage on the Knoll at Cedarcroft Farm B&B

Sandra & Bill Wayne's blog for the Cottage on the Knoll at Cedarcroft Farm. We'll post thoughts about the B&B, what's going on around here, and discounts for last-minute cancellations.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Battlefield tour

While Sandra's at home watching the B&B and hoping not to shovel snow, I'm touring battlefields en route to Atlanta for the PAII conference. First stop was Franklin, TN, where Gen. Hood ruined his army. A very spiritual place for me, as my great-grandfather W.L.Truman was there. See his memoir. First picture (from bottom reading upward)is McGavock Cemetery where most of the Confederates who fell in that battle were buried. Second is of the Carter house, focus of much of the fighting.

Friday I visited Muefreesboro battlefield (Stones River to Yankees). The wrecked cannon was in an area called the "Slaughter Pen" - and you can see how odd & rugged that part of the battlefield was. Then I went to Chickamauga, but took no pictures.

Last stop was New Echota State Hist. Site (GA) - Cherokee Capitol until the removal, restored. Picture taken thru a wavy-glass window.

Today it's off to Allatoona & Kennesaw where Missouri Brigade was deeply involved.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your great tour Bill of the awesome part of that Civil War. Fine photos as well.
Wanted to let those interested in history to know the Chisholm which had a leg into Mo. and the Great Western Cattle Trails were approved by the U.S. Congress Apr. 3 to become NATIONAL HISTORIC TRAILS WITH THE NATIONAL PARKS. Some may not be aware but an est. 10 millions cows were trailed up both trails from 1867 till 1888 when the open range was fenced in.
Keep up the great work, Sandra and Bill-saw you at PAII conference.

Richard Linnartz Historic Chisholm & Western Trails Society.

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