I’ve been looking for established connections like this ever since I started to see the connection between old silk trees and the enslaved people who cultivated them.
Between May 13 and May 23, 2013, I co-taught a study tour of Civil War battlefields with a colleague. While this was the sixth time I have offered this study tour for undergraduate students, I decided at the outset that I would use this opportunity to gather information about orchards on Civil War battlefields. I was aware of the “famous” peach orchard where many men died on the field at Gettysburg, and was aware of a few other references to battlefield orchards, but was surprised at the abundance of information I uncovered on the eleven day trip. This is the second in a series of blog posts on battlefield orchards.
Chatham Manor sits on the north bank of the Rappahannock River, on a high bluff overlooking the City of…
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