“A Field Over Lost Dreams” (Baseball and the Civil War)

I know a lot of people are going to call me on this one…….but I always tell things as I feel them……

There is a ballfield in Indiana discovered to be on top of the remains of a few hundred Civil War soldiers…..

Preliminary excavation of this site for a proposed convention center revealed its secrets…

It currently echoes the running feet and cheers of youngsters playing ball over its century + old resting places……..

A lot of people want this ballfield removed……sacrilege……..

I think it’s more sacrilege that, although there was a Civil War marker there, no one cared enough to realize the meaning of its presence………

You know baseball was spread throughout the South due to the Civil War…….Northern soldiers would participate in games: it didn’t take long for Southern soldiers to learn of it and bring it to their own battlefield backyards…..

North and South soon were enjoying the sport which would soon become America’s  athletic legacy……..

My heart tells me those soldiers enjoy that game today; I bet they stand invisible on the sidelines, yelling silent cheers and arguing aimlessly at umpire calls…….

To me, children playing above is a brightness over hallowed ground…..

Yes, memorial should be made to this spot…….No, a convention center should never replace the ballfield…….

Most likely, and sadly so, this  convention site will one day prevail over the echoes of ball playing youngsters, and upon that day…..these soldiers will have to be exhumed…..

For now, let them enjoy the games……….

http://www.local12.com/news/state/story/Indiana-city-keeps-softball-field-on-Civil-War/Gtvdf4_jmUakk_CzWPWmXg.cspx

Namaste,

Shirl

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About sknobloch

I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at www.briarrosereiki.com and http://shirlknoblochwillowfineartprintsandphotography.zenfolio.com/ All writings and photos © Shirl Knobloch.......no unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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