Monday, June 25, 2012
Journalist Ramona Martinez Visits Spotsylvania For Research On Future Project
Recently, Ramona Martinez, our friend over at National Public Radio, visited the Spotsylvania area to discuss battlefield preservation, tourism, and the Civil War Sesquicentennial observances for a future, independent project. Readers of this blog will recall she had done an investigative piece on a soldier's photograph with initials carved in the stock of a rifle he held, an image from the Liljenquist Family Collection in the Library of Congress. We met at Stevenson Ridge, to beat the early summer heat inside the "Spy House", one of seven, finely appointed, antique structures moved to the property by owners Dan and Debbie Spear. There, we talked for about an hour before she continued her investigation by heading over to Chatham Manor in Stafford County, to talk with historians of the National Park Service.
Photographs by James Anderson.