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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 ...
... 5 acres that confined 45,000 men from January 1864 to May 1865. Nearly 13,000 died and are buried in the nearby cemetery. More soldiers were both housed here and died here than in any other POW camp on either side of the war. The CSA commander of the camp was later hanged for war crimes of starving the prisoners although supplies were redirected to the fighting armies, where soldiers were also starving, rather than prisoners. ...
... about FDR and his visits to Georgia. The museum includes a very good film about the Little White House and FDR’s relationship to Georgia. FDR’s work to bring electricity to rural areas of the south is an outcome of his conversations with people who live in the area.
Interesting note: We note the coincidence that FDR was a generation ahead of the Carter family. It was President ...
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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 ...