July 27th, 2012: Views Into the Civil War

Posted on: 07/26/2012
At the beginning of the week we showed a view of the left flank of the Army of the Potomac 150 years ago, now we will shift to the right.



This view shows Heron Creek, a natural obstacle that George McClellan chose to anchor the right of his army.  The Confederates would not attempt an attack on McClellan at Harrison's Landing, so the carefully laid defenses would not be put to use.  In this view many Union soldiers can be seen down by the creek.  There looks like there were several small boats there, and some figures at the bottom left that look like they are carrying sticks and brush for shelters, or maybe even fishing poles.

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