A fascinating and moving experience...amazed at how open the ground is between Seminary Ridge and Cemetary Ridge also at the very short distance between the Copse and Bryans Barn...strangely easy to imagine the carnage at this point..

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Comment by Daniel Red Cloud Brown on July 23, 2012 at 10:45pm

Antietam is easily one of THE BEST to visit !  Still looks like it did back then. Almost unbeleivably quiet and serene -very difficult to imagine the carnage when actually standing on the exact spot.

Comment by Steve Arthur on July 22, 2012 at 9:02pm

The postion of a small memorial on the spot where Confederate General Armistead was shot down moments after laying his hand on a Federal cannon a stark reminder of just how far some of the participants got..it's a long way to those trees in the distance...Sharpsburg tomorrow..

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Comment by Steve Arthur on July 22, 2012 at 5:31am

..also went into a bookshop and bought a book about a young Union soldier named George P.McClelland written using his personal letters...started the war as a private and ended as a Captain..'Your Brother in Arms' by Robert C.Plumb..the author was there signing his books and had a long chat..avery nice chap..the book looks very interesting and will serve well on the flight home in 3 weeks

Comment by Steve Arthur on July 22, 2012 at 5:26am

Ok daniel..going to that vicinity today..

Comment by Daniel Red Cloud Brown on July 22, 2012 at 12:46am

Welcome, Steve ! Gettysburg is soooo much better these days than it was (even 10  years ago ! ) I'm glad to see we got it in better condition for you.

       Take a picture of Triangular Field (near Devil's Den).



Comment by Bill on July 21, 2012 at 7:24pm

Glad you made it Steve!

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