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Cool…. how about you tag this as NSFW? Not everyone chooses to look at dead bodies.
Grand. Why grey and green though?
Never noticed the horse behind the cart before
What a horrible war that was, sooo many dead and maimed in just a day or two. The numbers are staggering and hard to believe.
It was the bloodiest single day battle but twice as many were lost over 3 days at Gettysburg making it the bloodiest battle in the American Civil War.
The pair of shoes sitting together in front of them, odd
I bet those shoes are waiting for somebody.
Those are not Union soldiers, they are confederates. William Frassanito, a well know expert, believes them to be artillery men under Captain W. Parker.
The civil war was one of those wars that ended in tragedy for everyone. Old tactics, new weapons. Just an awful thing.
Although Antietam is the bloodiest single day in the American Civil War, Gettysburg was the bloodiest battle. Great picture.
But have you ever heard of the Battle of Schrute Farms?
Even though there’s no bloodshed, it looks like we’re in the midst of a Civil War now here in the US.
Are those cannon ball holes in the house?
Now keep in mind most of the fighting was hand to hand…
Not the same exactly, but still a great divide.
There’s something about colorized Civil War photos that truly show the brutality of that war.
That church been thru alot
Dunker church today, with that photo superimposed
I was sad about the horse. I was meh about the people. I’m an awful person.
The victims of war are those who never had a say.
Are those dogs or pigs in the background on the right?
The Civil War is actually one of the first known uses of photomanipulation in history. The common practice (as evident in our national archives) was to ‘build the scene’ before taking the photo. Bodies were dragged to places to make it look as if more deaths occured in a smaller area. To have commanders pose on horses next to these piles of dead patriots. A lot of Civil war era photos are manipulated in this way, where the scene is an inaccurate representation of the battle. Ethnocentric photographers would not paint their side in a bad light.
This was likely a confederate artillery unit. The dead horses are likely part of the team pulling that caisson/limber and whatever cannon was attached to it or bringing more supplies to a deployed one.
They look like they are sleeping. And because there isn’t a lot of blood I wonder if maybe they got shot once and died from that one shot without completely bleeding out. Makes me reimagine all those war movies with blood everywhere.
I went to Antietam about 20 years. The forest service gave an outstanding tour. You got in your car and followed them to different locations. I dont know if they still do it or if you get it off the web. It was outstanding. The tour guide was very knowledgeable.
On our soil, and I still don’t think we really ever put an end to it.
What are you talking about? I made a valid comment about our country. I’m not Ken M, whoever this is.
I mean no harm, nor planned on disparaging anyone. I made a valid comment. Do you watch the news or read?
I went a week long touring of Gettysburg, Antietam and Harpers Ferry with my mother 2 years ago. It’s crazy to think that I was standing near where this photo was taken.