A deviation this morning from my normal posts but saw this and had to report on it. When I visit a battlefield I wander off the path, going to markers or places where I think I might see something unique. Sometimes I don't see much from my new place and sometimes I find some neat stuff. A few days ago at Vicksburg a park ranger found a dead body (actually just the remains as its apparently quite old but not 144 years old). Hopefully I never have such a discovery in my wanderings, though having been to Vicksburg its quite obvious how a body could be hidden in that tangle of underbrush for quite awhile. Complete story here.
Preview: Coleman, “Discovering Gettysburg”
3 days ago