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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Sunburst at the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield

This was taken at the Bloody Angle at the Spotsylvania Court House Battlefield. This was the scene of some of the deadliest fighting of the American Civil War, nearly 24 hours of cannon fire, shooting, and hand to hand combat. A horror. The scene today is so beautiful that it is hard to imagine.

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Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Spotsylvania County, Virginia, United States of America
Copyright: © Matthew Huntley