Saturday, February 25, 2012

Defeated

I've conceded defeat in the "150 Years Ago" project. Due to circus dances beyond my control I got way behind very early in the proceedings and could never catch up.  The timeline is now mostly complete up until the time it abruptly stops way back in October.

The good news is that this frees up a lot of time for other projects here and elsewhere, projects like showing you a lot more Civil War-related photography...

Brotherton House by fdtate
Brotherton House, a photo by fdtate on Flickr.

This photo of the Brotherton House at the Chickamauga Battlefield was taken on Christmas Day 2010.  On September 20, 1863, Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet amassed a force of three divisions -- eight brigades arranged five rows deep -- commanded by Major General John Bell Hood.  The Confederates charged past the Brotherton House, striking a gap in the Federal lines.  The Union army was routed, saved from annihilation only by Major General George Thomas's stand on Horseshoe Ridge.

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