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Monday, May 11, 2009

Battle of Buchanan II




During the Civil War Buchanan served as an important Confederate supply depot for shipment of agricultural produce and pig iron to Richmond via the James River and Kanawha Canal. Federal General David Hunter marched through Pattonsburg and Buchanan on June 13, 1864 on his ill-fated raid of Lynchburg. After the Civil War commerce and manufacturing declined in Buchanan and Pattonsburg.

(scroll down to Saturday's photo for the first in the series)

10 comments:

  1. une façon de revivre l'histoire et de ne pas oublier
    a manner of reliving history and not forgetting

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  2. Civil War history is so interesting. I had a cousin on my mother's side of the family that marched with Sherman to the sea. His last name was Green, but I have not researched it any further.

    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

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  3. happy monday tanya...enjoying your posts. have a wonderful day.

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  4. What a great photo this is with that gaggle of men in one grouping, the single flag bearer, and the solitary drummer emerging from behind the post. It's very moving, Tanya.

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  5. Great photos. I just got a bunch of Civil War books at the thrift store. I can't wait to read them.

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  6. My dad used to do this kind of re-enactment thing years ago. He did the Revolutionary War period tho.
    It was always fun to go watch.

    Eric

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  7. Cool shot of the flag bearer.

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  8. Glad you enjoyed that weekend!

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  9. I want to see one of these.

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  10. What fun, to live somewhere where you can see all that fantastic history! Kudos to you for soaking it all in!

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