The Battle of Honey Hill

At this year’s Lawton and Allied Families Reunion, I was not a good chronicler.  The Friday night dinner was held at the Davis Swimming Pool.  I waited too long to get any really good photos.  I wish now that I had gone upstairs to the roller rink & dance floor which was over the picnic area.

The swimming pool hasn’t been open for years, but lots of folks at the reunion had really good memories that they shared.  Sugar and I had both had to work that day, and were in a bit of a panic that we could get home in time to get cleaned up and onward to the dinner.  It worked out fine, but photo-taking was on the back burner.

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Saturday morning found us, after the side trip to the Tison Family Cemetery, back at the Robertville Baptist Church where Fred York gave a talk about the battle of Honey Hill.

Before the talk and the business meeting, we strolled around the graveyard.  Sugar pointed out that all the Lawton markers had been cleaned and were gleaming.

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Now getting ready for the group shot…

 

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We break for lunch, and then we dash away, for I have to go back to work.

So the following week, while out and about, we actually pulled over and checked out the historical marker at Honey Hill.

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Sugar thought it might be a good idea to hike about 1 mile north of the sign.

This sign changed his mind.

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Perhaps you are wondering why I titled this post about the battle of Honey Hill and why it took me so long to get around to a couple of lousy photos of the historical marker?

If you had heard Mr. York’s talk about the troops marching along as they headed to the battle engagement, and getting lost, and looping around in circles, and talking an endless amount of time, you might understand.  And, y’all probably don’t think he was talking about the Yankees…

Heh.  Think again.

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5 Responses to “The Battle of Honey Hill”

  1. currentdescendent Says:

    Great photos.

    Like

  2. al tuten Says:

    I live about 2 miles from the Honey Hill site. As a lover of Civil War history, I am still in hopes someone will make a movie about this Union army blunder. B.T.W.- Nice pics of the old Davis’s pool. I was there a few times, back-in-the-days.

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