The Veteran Memorial Fountains

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The Veteran Memorial Fountains is a beautiful park in Huntsville, Alabama. 

The flowing water symoolizes the blood which has been spilled defunding our nation’s freedom.  The Freedom Fountain reminds us that this is a living tribute to all veterans and gives the sense of life, liberty, and freedom springing forth from a grateful community.  (source: Memorial stone at the park)

Bad Days in History

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In the introduction the author describes the book as being, “Plucked from all eras of history, and from around the globe, the bad in this book are intended to amuse, tantalize, and enlighten-without being predictable.”

I enjoyed reading the book.  At times I laughed at the absurdity of some of the atrocious circumstances.  At other times, I winced at the horror of it all.

 

Civil War – Battle for a Ferry

The Coosa River passes through Ohatchee, Alabama.  During the Civil War there was a ferry station in Ohatchee that was used to move supplies for the Confederate Army.

Part of the Northern Army had just taken Decatur, Alabama, which is located on the banks of the Tennessee River.  It also had a railroad passing through the city and a developed highway.  Decatur was a vital transportation hub at the time.

Their next battle was in Ohatchee.  They took control of the ferry and crippled transportation options going through Alabama.  It was a small battle, but it was also a devastating blow to the Confederate Army.

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Blue sitting beside the Coosa River in Ohatchee, Alabama.