Confederate Eastern Flank

Late on the afternoon of November 30, 1864, part of the last great battle of the Civil War unfolded here. Across the rolling stretch of John McGavock's bluegrass pasture before you, Gen. A.P. Stewart's Corps, which formed the Confederate right wing, swept forward toward the Federal breastworks barely half a mile ahead. Just minutes earlier, the Federal skirmish line fled back to the main line of defense past this place. One of the skirmishers wrote of watching the Confederate army advance and how shells from behind him began screaming over his head and into the approaching troops.