Oct 4th, 2012
Yes, the battlefield was so large we needed to drive around it. This surprised both of us, because most of the American battlefields we’ve seen, are pretty small. But when you figure this battle comprised of 5,000 to 8,000 English soldiers and somewhere between 15,000 to 25,000 French soldiers, the field to hold all 20,000-33,000 would have to be at least as large as this one. We circled it a few times, and I felt it again, the same feeling I got when we visited Shrewsbury, that sense that people died here. I’m not Haley Joel Osmet– it’s not like I “see dead people.” But when that many souls are lost in one place, you can’t help but feel the charge in the air that hangs above the site.