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Good find, that picture: I’ve trawled a great deal for American Civil War pictures, but I’ve never seen that one. Would probably have posted it if I had!
And it’s the anniversary today, is it. Maybe that’s why you were able to find it?
There seems to be a forest devastated as far as the limit of vision in the background.
22,000+ dead/missing/wounded fighting for a cause they didn’t understand
Oddly enough, on the same day the Allegheny arsenal in Pittsburgh exploded killing large numbers of civilian workers. Recently a construction site half a mile away had to be evacuated when ordinance from the arsenal was found, hurled by the explosion.
I dont care where you stand in terms of history or current events those men and women(yes women did fight) are a part of our American history and should not be forgotten.
I see many post about how the Confederates are traitors and should be forgotten. The thing is many of those saying such things may very well be descended from those "traitors" and not know it.
I myself am a Cajun and can go back down the family tree into the early 1700s so yes I am without doubt descended from several Confederates but being as my Acadian ancestors also had family in the north around Maine I am sure if I dug deep enough I have Yankee blood in my veins.
Gen. Burnside, the brilliant military strategist.
The cornfield in beginning was his only hope but he lost that and couldn’t adjust his strategy.
Lee had a virtual fortress in those hills, ridiculously to assault head on
Edit: he also almost lost Jeff Daniels in that assault, such an unnecessary risk
I grew up about 5 miles from Antietam, it’s a great place to visit.