Donald and I visited it together and really enjoyed walking the steps of the 18th - who also had the first KIA of the battle.
One of the things I remember most was the field itself. Donald and I stepped out of the woods and walked down a slight incline and then up to where the Confederate lines were. While both on the maps and by car it didn’t seem too long. Walking it was another story. I can only imagine what the soldiers felt as they were exposed on the open field walking towards the enemy.
While the blogosphere has been going nuts over the new Wilderness Campaign, this time Wal-Mart and local leaders versus a grass roots group trying to stop them; it hasn’t been picked up much by the national media.
Tonight though, Fox News has a great report on it. While “Kathy Griffen says the D-Word…” is the most read on the site, this article is still on the front page and should start to get more traffic as the day goes on. It gives some great background, while also showing what leaders are willing to do for tax money.
It all reminds me of a story attributed to Winston Churchill:
Churchill: Madam, would you sleep with me for five million pounds?
Socialite: My goodness, Mr. Churchill… Well, I suppose… we would have to discuss terms, of course…
Churchill: Would you sleep with me for five pounds?
Socialite: Mr. Churchill, what kind of woman do you think I am?!
Churchill: Madam, we’ve already established that. Now we are haggling about the price.
CNN did not seem to have anything, while MSNBC did.