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As my time in Columbus came to an end, I made a daylong excursion to the Civil War prison site at Andersonville, an hour to the east of Fort Benning. The prison site itself consisted of little more than an open field with scattered memorials and other prison key points such as Wirz's Headquarters and the famous Providence Spring, but the guided tour of the site was very informative ...
... Korean War, Vietnam War, and Persian Gulf War.
Today Fort Sumter/Andersonville is a peaceful, green park for remembering. The entire site is a powerful reminder of the evil that men do to other men and women who are their captives.
Interesting note: There are records of at least two women who followed their prisoner husbands to Andersonville. Both worked in the hospitals at the camp. One buried her ...
... the era, and purpose.
Next we go to the site of the Warm Spring that Roosevelt so enjoyed. It is on the site of a former tourist spa and hotel. The warm mineral laced water has been beneficial for centuries. FDR found the waters so stimulating that he tore down the old hotel, built a new one, and built pools for polio victims from the area and other areas to enjoy. The pools have not been used ...
... term investment!
Interesting note: Have you ever seen older farm houses where there is no grass around the house, where the dirt is swept clean? I now know why. The yards are swept clean to keep bugs and snakes away from the house. Who know?!?
Last stop in Plains is Plains Peanut Store to stock up on some Georgia peanuts. Over all it is a good day. The skies are gray, but the rain stays away. ...
... of pine needles below them all along the highway. The grass is a little greener.
We cross into Georgia and almost immediately there is a change. Some farm fields are a carpet of bright green (alfalfa or wheat???) Some fields have cattle and horses. One even had some donkeys. We got a good laugh when I call a miniature horse a "toy horse". Oh, well—whatever word works!
Trees are beginning to flower. Bright redbuds light ...