Wednesday, January 31, 2007

camping on hallowed ground



The campground brochure reads:

Tonight, probably for the first time in your life, you will sleep on a Civil War battlefield. Over 100 years ago, men fought and died on the very soil where this campground is located. In the Southwest corner of the park stands a monument to the 84th Indiana Volunteer Regiment. The monument was placed here after the Civil War by some of the men of that regiment who became famous for their fighting in the Chattanooga area. Here is the monument:



In the campground, the streets are named for Civil War officers. The streets at the north end are named for Union commanders; the streets at the south end are named for Confederate generals. Unfortunately we are on the north side...

3 comments:

Motherkitty said...

"The streets at the north end are named for Union commanders; the streets at the south end are named for Confederate generals. Unfortunately we are on the north side..."

Sorry, was this meant to be humorous or social commentary?

susan said...

I should clarify this, unfortunately our campsite is in the northern portion of the campground...

doubleknot said...

Nice to revisit history. If you stood very quietly and listened would you hear the fighting in the wind? Historic places do that to me I can almost imagine what it must have been like for those soldiers.