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Franklin, TN Carnton Plantation : Carnton Plantation contains the largest Confederate Cemetary. This cemetary is located in Franklin, TN and contains those who fell at the battle of Franklin in 1864.

Franklin, TN Carnton Plantation

awaitedmoments

Carnton Plantation contains the largest Confederate Cemetary. This cem ...

Updated: Apr 06, 2010 12:46pm PST

Lincoln's New Salem, IL (8-22-09) : Arguably our nation's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln came from very humble beginnings.  Moving to New Salem from his native Kentucky in 1831 Lincoln quickly became involved in the local community.  During his time here he served as a clerk in the local store, a volunteer soldier, a rail splitter, river-boatman, postmaster, surveyor, and finally a twice elected member of the Illinois General Assembly which launched his political career.  It was here, at New Salem, that Lincoln honed his skills as a public representative.  In 1837 he moved to nearby Springfield and the rest is better known history.

New Salem the town was founded in 1828 by two men who located a small grist mill here, near the Sangamon River.  Unfortunately, the location just off the river was less than ideal and the town enjoyed a very short lifespan.  As you'll read in the album, very few families stayed for more than a few years, and by 1840 the town was abandoned.  During the Great Depression the CCC reconstructed 22 of the old structures and moved one original back to the original town site.  Due to the fact that the structures are now some 80-years old, the site has a very authentic feel and is extremely well presented.  For a Lincoln/Civil War buff like I, Lincoln's New Salem was a must-visit and it didn't disappoint...

Lincoln's New Salem, IL (8-22-09)

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

Arguably our nation's greatest president, Abraham Lincoln came from ve ...

Updated: Mar 24, 2010 10:38am PST

Battle of Olustee 2010 : 145th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Olustee , US Civil War.   Olustee FL

Battle of Olustee 2010

TDLITWILLER

145th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Olustee , US Civil War. ...

Updated: Feb 20, 2010 6:26pm PST

Abraham Lincoln's Springfield, IL (8-22-09) : For 17 years of his life Abraham Lincoln called the city of Springfield, Illinois home.  He bought the now-famous house in 1844 and moved in with his new wife, Mary and his son Robert.  The home was much different at first, as you can see in the album.  During his time in Springfield Lincoln rose from being a local lawyer, to congressman, to president-elect of the United States.  Unfortunately Lincoln was never able to return in life to Springfield from Washington.  After his assassination, the president's body was returned to his home town and laid to rest at Oak Ridge Cemetery.  

The Abraham Lincoln Historic Site contains Lincoln's home and 12 additional structures that have survived since Lincoln's time.  On a whirlwind tour, I was able to visit the Historic Site in its entirety along with many of the remaining structures remaining around town to which Lincoln was connected, finishing with his tomb...

Abraham Lincoln's Springfield, IL (8-...

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

For 17 years of his life Abraham Lincoln called the city of Springfiel ...

Updated: Aug 24, 2009 3:24pm PST

Chickamauga National Military Park, GA (2-21-07) : The Battle of Chickamauga was the culmination of weeks of fighting between Major General Rosecrans Army of the Cumberland and the rebel Army of the Tennessee under General Braxton Bragg.  The Union forces had forced the Confederates steadily backwards before, on September 19, 1863, Bragg decided to make a stand near the West Chickamauga Creek.  The battle raged for two long days.  The Confederates slowly pushed the Union back before, on the second day, a fatal blunder by the Union command opened a gap in the center of their lines just as the Confederates under James Longstreet attacked.  Half the Union army promptly fled the scene, along with their commanding general, William Rosecrans.  Fortunately for the Union army another general by the name of George Thomas made a defiant stand at Snodgrass Hill which stemmed the Confederate tide preventing the Army of the Cumberland from total annihilation.  Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest battles of the war with combined casualties numbering over 34,000 men.

Unfortunately, we didn't have much time to explore the area in detail so we made a quick loop along the auto tour route.  Additionally, I didn't resurrect these photos until nearly two years after I took them.  This combination means that making a linear story of the battle, like I am fond of doing in my other albums, was impossible.  I've done my best to match my shots with reports from others and maps I carried home with me.  I always welcome comments if you notice that something isn't quite right.  Anyway, enough of me...please, enjoy the album!!

Chickamauga National Military Park, G...

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

The Battle of Chickamauga was the culmination of weeks of fighting bet ...

Updated: Jul 31, 2009 10:09pm PST

Antietam National Battlefield, MD (6-27-09) : The Battle of Antietam marked the single bloodiest day in American history.  Some 23,110 men were killed or wounded in action here on September 17, 1862.  The fighting here was a result of Robert E. Lee's first attempt at taking the war north and the Union's attempt, under George McLellan, to stop him.  The battlefield preserves such famous landmarks as the Dunker Church, the infamous Cornfield, the Sunken (or Bloody) Lane, and Burnside's (Lower) Bridge.

This album follows the course of the battle as told along the self-guided auto tour that circles the park.  Where I have been able to find pictures from the time of the battle I have included links to accompany my shots and descriptions...

Antietam National Battlefield, MD (6-...

Dan Weemhoff (dwhike)

The Battle of Antietam marked the single bloodiest day in American his ...

Updated: Jul 28, 2009 8:08pm PST

Gettysburg : 2009 Gettysberg reenactment .

Gettysburg

Marc

2009 Gettysberg reenactment .

Updated: Jul 18, 2009 6:47am PST

Gettysburg : Photos from the Battlefields of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg

N-SSA

Photos from the Battlefields of Gettysburg.

Updated: Jul 13, 2009 10:45am PST

Gettysburg Battlefield Trip : June  28, 2009

Gettysburg Battlefield Trip

ColdSteel120

June 28, 2009

Updated: Jul 01, 2009 8:02pm PST