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As most of you out there know by now, I love to snoop around & visit Historical places that are around me or a small drive away. However, this coming Spring, Summer, & Fall I’m going to go places that are more than a short drive away. This is my Bucket List. Places I want to visit & photograph, I hope.
ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD PARK.
Located just outside Sharpsburg, MD is a Civil War Battlefield where there was once a horrendous fight between the Army of the Potomac & the Army of Northern Virginia. Here on the morning of Sept 17th, 1862 at what is called “The Sunken Road” was a fight that ended up being ” the single bloodist day in American History.” In just one day, more than 23,000 Union & Confederate Troops were killed in fighting! One Union Soldier was quoted to say “The Killing, Carnage, & Blood here was appuling.” “You could almost walk the blood soaked ground without touching it!” “Bodies of both Confederate & Union were piled 2 and 3 high!”
Located about a 4hr. drive from here is where one of the most decisive battles of the Civil War was fought between the Armies of Northern Virginia & the Army of the Potomac. It started on July 1st, 1863 and lasted thru July 2nd & 3rd. This terrible fight was the turning point of the Civil War. Places such as “The Peach Orchard, The Wheatfield, Devil’s Den, & others will be a focol point for my whole day visit.
Another huge fight here between the Army’s that cost so many thousands of Lives. Each Army fighting for a cause in which they all believed in. Pictured above is “The Stone Wall” where the Confederate’s turned back the Union Army 3 times. The Confederate Army was behind the Stone Wall with the Union approaching from the right in the Image. The Confederate’s had the high ground shooting down on the Union Army as they attacked the position. Again, the loss of Life here on this spot was terrible. Thousands of Union & Confederate dead. I plan on spending another full day or more here.
This is what the “Sunken Road” at Antietam looked like now & then.
The “Dunker Church” at Antietam Battlefield, which is still there to this day.
My trips to these places will be done over time. I can’t visit all of them in just 1 day. It will take time to do. I want to slowly walk around, take lot’s of Images, and try to feel what happened at these places of History.