Al's Photography Blog

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Folly Beach, South Carolina

Monday, November 2, 2015

Pea Ridge Cannon

It may not be the most famous battle of the American Civil War, but the battle of Pea Ridge was very important.
It took place in northwestern Arkansas, and the Union army was outnumbered by the Confederate troops.
Over the course of March 6 - 8, 1862, several thousand men were injured and killed.
The final result was a Union victory that cemented control of Missouri and northern Arkansas.
It was definitely a place with a palpable sense of history and loss.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Al! I've been to a lot of civil war battle grounds and there really is a "feeling" there. So many people killed and maimed there. It's a great tribute that they tried and still try, to leave the areas as unaltered as possible.

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  2. Have not visited this site, but quite a few other Civil War fields and yes know exactly what you mean by palpable sense of loss. Definitely a part of our world, we must not forget these sad chapters of our history, but I wish some people could get over the fact that their side lost!

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  3. Great post and photos for the day, Al, as always!! And I( do love the history!! I hope you have a great week!! And give the doggies a pat for me!!

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  4. nice shots. I have goosebumps just thinking of those battles with direct confrontations where thousands just died or got injured.

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  5. Wonderful historical post and photography!

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  6. There must be some story here. Is there a recreation happening?

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  7. There are so many of the canons all around.

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  8. Even outnumbered the Union won that battle. It is sad to think of all the young men killed during the Civil War. I'm glad that most of the battlefields have been preserved as parks, as they are hallowed ground

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  9. Must give a lots og thoughts to walk there.. and to me it looks as a prairie..

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  10. Great historical post with great photos too!
    As always, love visit your blog, Al.
    A nice weekend to you and yours.

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  11. My friend Al,

    Wow, said my son.
    Look those cannons!

    And he started to play "war" with his toys.

    Thank you for sharing this experience.

    Yannis Politopoulos

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  12. Very moving photos, thank you so much for sharing.

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  13. So they are just left there in open grounds? Will they not rust and depreciate much faster!

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