This photograph of the Rose Farm taken from near the Wheatfield Road was captioned "1870's" and I believe that may be correct based on the distinct pine tree at the center of the frame. This same tree is seen in a documented 1880's view and is quite a bit taller than what you see here. In my modern view the tree is still there, now the tallest tree on the farm. The stone foundation of the Rose barn is all that remains today. When Kershaw's men passed through the farm, they were under canister fire from Union batteries along the Wheatfield Road. Some of the Confederates, including General Kershaw, later recalled the sound of the canister ball bouncing off the house and barn. One even remembered the dinner bell on the Rose porch being rung by the flying lead.
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