Such a nice aerial shot.
Often overlooked. Enjoy.
I guess… North Anna.
Nevermind… this is the Big Black River in Mississippi and the site of Pemberton’s last stand against Grant before high tailing it into the fortifications of Vicksburg.
Lyle—that was my first thought, but I looked and could not find this particular road configuration. Damn, I’ll go back and look again.
Found it!—Yes, it is Big Black Bridge.
Yep, I agree!
I have no idea, but I will try Monocacy?
Not North Anna, not Monacacy—so far I am stumped.
When/where are you going to post answers?
Lyle Smith got it right … Big Black River Bridge, a battle commanded by Eugene A. Carr after he was placed in command of the pursuing forces by Ulysses S. Grant on the Champion Hill battlefield.
By the way … according to the 23rd Iowa, the federal charge didn’t go up-and-over the fortifications, but along the front of the fortifications and into a gap therein. The regiment approached to within 200 yards of the slough shown on the map below, and then charged 300-500 yards in front of the works to reach a gap in the lines … about where the white spot appears in the middle of this map.
I used to drive this way to school back in the late 80′s. Believe it or not, these fields would often be filled with had hundreds of African Americans field hands laboring with hoes even at that modern age. I suppose whoever owned the land decided to stick with tradition over technology. I wish I had stopped to take pictures of the surreal scenes.
In the corner of the aerial shot is a driveway I played basketball on a few times as a kid.
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