Siege!

by kpmautner

If you’ve read “Gone With The Wind”, we have now reached the Siege of Atlanta.  The Union Army has completely encircled the city and is lobbing bombs into the middle of town.  The Five Points MARTA station, about in the middle of the city, sits where the bombardment was centered.

Interesting side note:  The Five Points MARTA station now sits on the site where the building housing the largest slave market in Atlanta once stood.  Ironic.

For the month of August, the city is primarily a hospital station and subjected to increasing loud noise constantly.  Food is scarce, medical supplies scarcer, and the heat is typical of Atlanta in midsummer.  Not fun.