Clark “Bud” Hall describes the hill you see in the panoramic view above as “…without question the most fought over, camped upon and marched over real estate in the entire United States.”
In the article I’ve pulled that quote from, posted to Eric Wittenburg’s blog, Hall detailed the fighting, campaigning, and soldiering that took place on that hill between 1862 and 1864. I’m sure he would add to that list of events a long chronology of “fights” that have taken place in more recent years – not with guns, cannons, or sabers, but rather with court orders, national registry nominations, and newspaper articles. I’ve discussed some of those “fights” over the last couple of years here on this blog. And I’ve fired off my share of those heated exchanges.
Now the land owner has put the property up for sale. Eric offered up details on Sunday – fifty acres of the most important ground in the most important cavalry battle fought in the Civil War. Now’s the time for the Civil War Trust to call out the troops. This is an opportunity we won’t see again. It is time to act.
Let’s do some “grass roots” work to secure the high ground.