Friday, May 8, 2009

1864 Rome

Near the visitor's center in Rome are these three markers for the Atlanta campaign.

And on the hill above the markers are these cannon.
They look nice but these were my first encounter with fiberglass cannon. If you knock on the cannon instead of hurting your hand you hear a hollow sound. It makes sense for town memorials but I'm not a fan of it on battlefields (I've run into these at one national park).

1 comment:

Lee White said...

Just north of Rome on Hwy 27 there is a marker for Farmer's Bridge, a clash between the 12th Alabama Cavalry and the lead elements of Davis. Nearby is a little cemtery with the members of the 12th Alabama Cavalry buried in it. What is striking is how many of them were killed in such a little fight.