Sunday, October 12, 2008

Ft. Bragg's Civil War history - who knew?

Mark was doing a road recon measuring a march for the Colonel when he stumbled across this Civil War site on post. He went back Saturday and took some photos for the blog.

The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads was one of the largest cavalry-on-cavalry battles of the Civil War. You can read about it here. There were an estimated 269 casualties. Mark says it appears most were buried where they fell. The battle has been relegated to a footnote in history because the surrender at Appomattax occurred a short time later.

I look forward to visiting there next time I'm at Bragg.


AirmanMom said...

Fascinating! Our little town is rich in Civil War history, it is always a good day to grow a bit richer in the knowledge of who walked these trails before us :)

~AirmanMom returning to her blog...

Airborne dad said...

I grew up in Virginia where living the Civil War is nearly a daily occurrence. In Florida, not so much.

MightyMom said...

well tuna. (as opposed to carp...or crap)

I saw the pics and thought you'd found a way to make it there this weekend.

awesome pics! love the last one most!!

Airborne dad said...

Thanks, MM.

Glad to see Mark make most of his weekend. Really isn't a lot to do in Fayetteville.