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Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tour Of North Georgia Battlefields

This past weekend we toured some of the battlefields in the Atlanta area. It was such a blessing to have this opportunity. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves:

North Georgia Battlefield Tour from Delta01 on Vimeo.

One of the highlights of the trip for me was meeting my longtime blogging friend Mike Powers, and his family.
More stories and pictures here and here.

Well, I guess that's all for now. I will be sharing some other things I learned on the trip that would make good blog posts!

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9 Comments:

Blogger Son3 said...

Awesome video!

Looks like you had a ton of fun!

*Fighting Back Envy* ;)

November 20, 2008 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Ana Smith said...

That's a serious gun collection, looks more like a gun library.

Was there anything special or interesting about the Alabama monument?

Was the second song of Bobby Horton?

November 20, 2008 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Ana: The inscription on the Alabama monument read:
"In tender memory of Alabama soldiers who fought and fell on Chickamauga Battlefield.
This shaft shall point to those exciting scenes and visions long since flown.
"For memory is the only friend that grief can call its own."

Yes! That was a Bobby Horton song. Do you listen to his music?
I chose those two songs because they are excellent examples of the influence of the Scotch-Irish on the South. I originally learned "March of the Southern Men" to the lyrics "March of the Cameron Men", an old Scottish pipe tune.

November 21, 2008 at 2:26 PM  
Blogger Ana Smith said...

The only music I've heard of his is from the Civil War documentary and his work for Lyrical Life Science. I'd love to hear more of his stuff though. :-)

"For memory is the only friend that grief can call its own." That's an interesting way to put it. I guess history pretty much boils down to reactions to grief and hope.

Oh, we won't be at church tomorrow. :-( See you the next week, hopefully.

November 22, 2008 at 11:40 AM  
Blogger Jess said...

Ohhhh. I wish I had known about this. Looks like a wonderful time!!
Great post and pictures!

November 22, 2008 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Ana:
Lyrical Life Science is so funny!!!! But really all his stuff is good (except for the yankee music, of course!)
Awwww! We'll miss seeing y'all.

Jess: Yes, it was a wonderful time. If y'all would have interest in this, I'd be glad to let you know next time we do one.

November 22, 2008 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Dr. Paleo Ph.D. said...

Wow, Mike looks young....

November 22, 2008 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Great Pics Stephen!
I really liked the video as well.

Spencer,
I'm sure that I will appreciate that more when I'm in my older years :p.

November 24, 2008 at 12:39 PM  
Blogger Stephen Boyd said...

Mike: Thanks, man.

Spencer: Aye, young he was, in looks, but he has maturity beyond his years...

November 24, 2008 at 12:56 PM  

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