One of our national treasures.
A military battlefield and cemetery of when our
own citizens were at war with each other.
The Shirley house (it has been remodeled)
was the only structure that survived the battle.
Everything else around was destroyed.
It served as the headquarters for the Union Army.
Can you imagine being so close to your enemy
you can see them loading the canons they are about to fire at you?
(The Illinois Memorial in the background)
This little guy was proud to represent his colors.
Being this close.
It was almost like I heard the call to FIRE!
With the weather,
My mind was drifting
to times I have only read about.
I got lost in thought and wonder
during this moment with General Grant.
Then I felt I might have known
exactly what he was thinking.
In one respect,
the weather may not have been the best for taking pictures.
But in another profound way,
it provided the reverence...