This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England. ~~William Shakespeare, Richard III

Sunday, September 20, 2009

This Day in History...

September 20, 1863 - The Confederate Army of Tennessee drove part of the Union Army back into Tennessee from Chickamauga Creek in northern Georgia in one of the bloodiest battles in of the Civil War - the Battle of Chickamauga. Technically a Confederate victory the battle really had little effect on the war.

1 comment:

  1. We just visited the battlefield this summer -- it was impressive, if nothing else than for the sheer number of monuments. Civil War battlefields always leave me with a lump in my throat.