View of College Hill

Post-battle Union lines photo of College Hill (buildings, top, right center) across the Holston River, looking to the east, possibly even the northeast. The hill was from where the Thirty-Fourth Battery New York Artillery kept up desultory fire all night before the dawn attack.

Fort Sanders is so far in the distance (well to the left of the buildings) that it’s obscured by haze. The parapets of the red-clay fort, even the ones which had cotton bales on them, were low to begin with.

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About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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