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.
Posted by Airborne dad at 9:16 AM