Sunday, September 28, 2008

Next Stop~"Cold Harbor"

"K guys we're here..Jump Out."
Our next stop was in Vicksburg, Virginia at where the Battle of Cold Harbor took place. *The Battle of Cold Harbor was in 1864 where Union troops were directed by Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant,  is remembered as one of American history's bloodiest, most lopsided battles. Thousands of Union soldiers were slaughtered in a hopeless frontal assault against the fortified troop of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Grant said of the battle in his memoirs "I have always regretted that the last assault at Cold Harbor was ever made. I might say the same thing of the assault of the 22d of May, 1863, at Vicksburg. At Cold Harbor no advantage whatever was gained to compensate for the heavy loss we sustained."

Cold Harbor was a fairly brief stop as we hiked into the woods.
(taken by spence)

 (taken by daylan)...we may have a photographer on our hands 

As the kids collected more acorns, rocks and leaves, we got a sense of what really happened here.

1 comment:

Lacey said...

Oh how adorabe, I have had a chance to feel a part of your vacation. Looks like fantastik weather.I can't wait to see your suicase filled with acorns and rocks hee hee debbie ( i think my name comes up as lacey because, I believe it is her account)