Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Stones River National Battlefield
I know, most of you are thinking "oh no, Mike found another battlefield."
Teresa and I did stumble onto this one in Murfreesboro, TN. It was a picturesque little battlefield that we noticed on our Tennessee road map on the way back from the Smokey's.
The object of this battle lay in the background of this picture. Yes, the rail like and the old Nashville pike were the objects of the battle here at Stones River.
More on the battle tomorrow.
Now for a little unfinished business...The information on Meriwether Lewis came from the book Undaunted Courage by Stephen Ambroise. He speculates based on large gaps in the journals of the trip west and on writings of Thomas Jefferson that Lewis suffered from depression at times. There is NOT a lot of other support especially in earlier books on the two explorers. I encourage you to read the book and draw your own conclusions.
Have a great Tuesday.