Saturday, May 4, 2013

Civil War Time Traveller

If you could go back in time and witness one (and only one) Civil War event, which would it be?  Would you want to see Jackson standing like a stone wall?  Perhaps you would want to see Robert E. Lee attempting to lead the Texas brigade into combat at the Battle of the Wilderness.  The options are endless.

For me the answer is simple.  I would like to return to the afternoon of November 30, 1864 at around 4 pm.  I want to feel the ground shake as 19,000 Confederate soldiers march in unison across what will become a valley of death.  I want to see the battle line which stretched for 2 miles across the valley.  I want to see 200 battle flags bathing the column in a sea of red.  I want to hear the rebel yell echoing through the air.

Yes friends, I would like to witness the opening minutes of the Battle of Franklin.  But just the opening minutes.

My name is Lee Hutch and I am a Civil War Addict.