Times Past and Present
The only reminder of the Civil War in the small town of Wilderness was the word “Battlefield” as a prefix to many business names.
As I looked out at all those snow-covered fields, I couldn’t help but imagine them running red with the blood of both Blues and Grays. What a sorry sad time that was in the history of this country.
Today the modest homes and the preponderance of mobile homes reflect an area that probably thinks a lot more about where the next meal is coming from than the fact that battles for freedom took place here a century and a half ago.
My husband’s iPod played “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose” as we left the Civil War battlefields to fight our way up I-95 on our way home.