Monday, October 20, 2008
Southern Ghosts Part Nine - Fayetteville, Arkansas
This photograph was taken in the fall of 2006 at the Confederate Cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Notice the strange anomaly in the right hand side of the photograph.
The cemetery looks out over the scene of the Battle of Fayetteville, a Civil War engagement fought for control of the city on April 18, 1863.
The fighting surged through the valley visible at the top of the photograph and many of the Confederate dead were buried here on the slope of East Mountain. Around 20 Confederates were killed in the battle.
The Confederate Cemetery is noted locally for strange photographs like this one and some have claimed to see unusual lights along the ridge after dark. Of a number of pictures taken on this particular day, this was the only one to show anything unusual.
If you would like to learn more about the Battle of Fayetteville, please visit www.exploresouthernhistory.com/battleoffayetteville.