Monday, May 12, 2008

Battle of Spotsylvania

The picture above shows a scene at the Battle of Spotsylvania in the Civil War. The soldier pictured was killed in the battle, and preparations are being made for his burial. Some of the fiercest fighting in the Civil War occurred on this day, May 12, in the Spotsylvania Battle at the "Bloody Angle". Recent rainfall had caused much of the gunpowder to become wet, so the rifles of most soldiers were rendered useless. The battle was fought in fierce a hand-to-hand struggle with bayonets.

1 comment:

  1. Very moving. Thanks for reminding us all about these events and people.

    May 10 - might have been a photo of Stonewall Jackson, who died on that day in, I think, 1863.