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A Sketch of Stevenson Ridge, 1864

from Chris

Looking through issues of Harper’s Weekly from the Civil War era a couple weeks ago, I came across an unexpected surprise: an illustration that shows Stevenson Ridge in the background.





The image was captioned “Army of the Potomac—Crossing the River Ny, Virginia.” The Ni River (as it’s spelled today) runs past the base of the hill that Stevenson Ridge sits atop. Of course, it wasn’t Stevenson Ridge back then, so all you see of our property in the sketch are some trees off in the background.

For more on this story, you can check out an in-depth blog post I did for Emerging Civil War.