Once a Battlefield

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© Linda Houghton
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UploadedJanuary 2, 2010
TakenJanuary 2, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D80
Exposure1/80 sec at f/4.8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length52 mm
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Moved along on this photography outing. This time made my way to some of the Battlefields. This is Cold Harbor Battlefield - During the two week period June 4-12 1864 along the Totopotomoy and at Cold Harbor, the Federal army lost 12,000 killed, wounded, missing and captured while the Confederates suffered almost 4,000 casualties.

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  • Betty Maxey

    Betty Maxey   gave props (2 Jan 2010):

    I like the feel here, peaceful, serene....a good place to reflect!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (2 Jan 2010):

    In spite of its history of gunfire in battles of the past it is a very quiet looking place now where as Betty said you could reflect...(and shoot peaceful pictures.)

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Standing where the soldiers once did---proud and tall

  • Bill Van Gelder

    Bill Van Gelder gave props (4 Jan 2010):

    Doesn't look like the trees offered much protection. Nice shot!

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (6 Jan 2010):

    Hallowed ground. This is a lovely place now. It is a wonderful photo of a land which took the lives of so many in such a cruel war. Now it is at last a beautiful place of peace and tranquility!

  • Mary Brown

    Mary Brown gave props (7 Jan 2010):

    Wonderful image of this battlefield. I have a relative (on my father's side) who was killed at the battle of Cold Harbor. I've visited it often and imagine that I feel the spirits of all those lost souls.

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