The North had 101,000 soldiers and the South had 61,000. There was no winner for this battle. 2,246 Union Soldiers were killed, and 1,495 Confederate Soldiers lost their lives. What stood out about this battle was the tight spaces they had to fight in. Moving about noisely on narrow trails and through thick underbrush made the fighting difficult and bloody. Now you know a little bit about the Battle of Wilderness, Virginia.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
I visited the East Liverpool Historical Society Web Site and got a little information. This building was built in 1897 honoring the Grand Army of the Republic veterans. Engraved on the walls are the names of Civil War veterans from East Liverpool and LIverpool Township. I wonder what happened to the top of this building. You can see where it was, with the flat surface on top. I was told that the building was very poorly designed and the roof nearly collapsed a few years after it was made. The top, if made of metal, was probably scrapped during the second World War. What a loss.
I decided to research the battles etched into this building and see what they are about. I will be posting what I find on here in several stories. With the upcoming Civil War Reenactment at Scenic Vista Park on May 25-26, I am eager to come up with things about the Civil War from this area for our booth. If you know any stories about this county concerning the Civil War, please let me know!