Just sixteen additions this week, and the majority from the Chickamauga battlefield. The remainder represent other Civil War sites in Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia.
– In May 1863, John H. Wisdom traveled 67 miles from Gadsden, Alabama to Rome, Georgia with a warning about Colonel Abel Streight’s Federal raiders. A marker in Gadsden considers this act “unsurpassed in history.”
– Ten additions to our collection from the Chickamauga battlefield, most around the Snodgrass Hill area.
– A Chickamauga Campaign Heritage Trail marker at Rossville, Georgia notes the location of the McFarland House, discussing the activity that occurred around the house during the battle.
– Near Williamsport, Maryland, a Civil War Trails marker discusses the Confederate advance into Maryland in June 1863.
– One more addition to Shiloh Battlefield this week – the cannon ball pyramid for McClernand’s headquarters.
Lesson learned this week for all “marker hunters” out there – there are plenty of markers out there even in the most “picked over” places. Robert Moore located a previously overlooked marker outside Williamsport, near the National Road in a county with over 500 documented markers. And I located a couple of markers in a less frequented section of the otherwise well covered Manassas battlefield. In the marker hunting hobby, one is often rewarded with second or third looks.