Post Script . . . the concealed history of Etula’s soldiers
The etched stone above was one of the over hundred thousand Native American artifacts assembled by General Gates P. Thruston. Thruston was the commanding general of troops stationed on the Etowah River, next to Etowah Mounds, during the Battle of Atlanta. He was next assigned command of Union forces, stationed in Nashville, TN. A couple of decades later he vaguely claimed that he found this stone in a mound, located in southeastern Tennessee. This is possibly true, but not likely.
The attackers are wearing leather helmets with copper crests. Hundreds of these crests have been found at Etowah Mounds. Note that both sides in this battle are wearing kilts, not breech cloths. The attackers are wearing the logo of concentric rings. Concentric rings can be found on all , but one of the petroglyph sites in the Etowah Valley. One of the defenders is carrying a javelin with feathers on the end like an arrow. This weapon is never discussed by anthropologists in the United States.
Judging from the etching above, this sketch by archaeologist Warren Moorehead of the copper crests, found at Etowah Mounds, is backwards. The crest extended forward over the soldier’s face.
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