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Bonnie Steinbach

Free Member, Canton

1840 Hitching Post

This hitching post is a part of the Garrison house, a building that housed guards for the Union Soldier Prison in Salisbury North Carolina. The Civil war began in 1861 and the prison was near by, was burned down April 12&13 1865 by General George Stoneman. By 1864 there were 10,000 soldiers packed into a space meant for 2000, sickness and a lack of medicine, caused many deaths. There were 11,700 unknown soldiers buried in trench graves out side the stockades. Over 56,000 men died in prisons during the civil war, more than died in combat. More info on the prison and war, very interesting.
It was very surreal being at this place and learning the history.
I will be posting a small series of photos of the historical area.
:) Bonnie

Comments 8

  • Icerock 08/11/2007 19:39

    Excellent work way not posting this on P.P. in B&W
  • Pawel Majewski 03/31/2007 23:14

    Interesting storie. Great photo.
  • Andrea Gürth 03/27/2007 7:12

    a very beautiful detail! sharpens super and light. a very interesting info!! good work!
    Lg Andrea
  • Daren Borzynski 03/13/2007 21:52

    Great detail shot!!.. good use of a shallow DOF.
    Excellent info Bonnie.

  • Frank Dunn 03/13/2007 21:52

    Fantastic detail
    brilliant information
    Regards Frank
  • Geoff Ashton 03/13/2007 21:00

    simple motive
    nicly taken foto
    cheers geoff
  • BRYAN CRUTE 03/13/2007 19:54

    Super detail. excellent lighting .
    Thankyou for the history
  • Michael Henderson 03/13/2007 18:26

    Good photo here. I like the detail and crisp presentation. I like Salisbury, it's a nice older little city with lots of history. Well captured.