Saturday, November 15, 2014

Antietam

It may not always seem like it, but I do have a job.  Really, I promise!  When I had to work a few weekends ago,  Brent took Joseph to see the battlefields at Antietam, near Sharpsburg, MD.  Our living room is constantly overrun with little green army men, and one of Joseph's classmates who is (inexplicably) obsessed with the Civil War has gotten Joseph interested in real battles as well, so there's the backstory.  Brent and Joseph had previously gone to Gettysburg, but this time around they brought the camera.







The flyer they brought home from the National Parks Service describes the 12 hour battle in September, 1862, as "the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War," in which 23,000 of 100,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing.  I'm guessing the pictures above reflect the major sites listed on the map, like Cornfield, North and East Woods, Lower Bridge, and Sunken Road (Bloody Lane).  Turns out I don't mind missing some things because of work after all.

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