On November 28, 1864, photographer T.C. Roche stood atop the Great Traverse, behind you, and took this remarkable photograph. He produced a rare unposed view of Union and Confederate fighting men in the field, seen together while at war.
A Confederate soldier stands atop Fort Beauregard in the distance, in plain sight of pickets from the 7th United States Colored Troops. In the foreground, other members of the regiment relax beside their winter quarters. Just two months earlier the 7th suffered terribly in the failed attack against Fort Gilmer, a mile north of here.
Confederate soldier stands atop Fort Beauregard
Union picket of the 7th United States Colored Troops