August 11th, 2012: Cedar Mountain Aftermath

Posted on: 08/13/2012
The photographs taken of the Cedar Mountain battlefield in the days following are fascinating.  They are a precursor to those taken at Antietam and Gettysburg, and the fact that they shed light on a rather overlooked event is even more intriguing.  Today we will look at a photo of a group of buildings that came under fire from Union artillery during the battle.


From far away it's hard to tell that these buildings were touched by the battle at all, but as we get closer the damage becomes apparent.





With the large chunks of the stone chimney of the log cabin and gaping holes made in the clapboard siding of the house it's easy to see how terrifying it must have been to be under an artillery barrage.

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