150 Years ago today: Antietam

Please take a moment today to remember America’s bloodiest day.

I’m planning to keep an open post today, updating with photos were I can. The first stop of the day- the Cornfield:

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Surreal ….

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The same site, looking at the CWT Antietam Battle App:


Cannon fire from the New York Monument:

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Head count for morning tour is 585. Took 25 minutes for the group to pass single file up to Cornfield Avenue.  Again the battle app view:


Ranger Hoptak, surrounded by visitors, starts the Sunken Lane tour.

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We arrive at the Sunken Lane… with the tour group playing “sides”.

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Afternoon hike got underway around 2:30.

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The last stop was a personal pull off on the way home.  Anyone care to identify this spot?

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Another successful 150th observance.  The folks at Antietam are always on their game for the battle anniversary.  This year, they topped all previous years.  Great job guys!

Published by Craig Swain

"Historical marker hunter" and Civil War enthusiast.

2 thoughts on “150 Years ago today: Antietam

  1. Amazing, Craig… Thanks so much for sharing.

    Antietam’s amphitheater-like setting allows the visitor to take it all in as viewed from the center, down to the east–and then reflect on what it all means.

    Your superb images make me feel as if I am “right there,” standing alongside Sgt. Charles. H. Hall, 13th Mississippi Infantry.

    And what a day to come…

    Clark B. Hall

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