June 18, 2013

At the Visitors Center, Antietam

I've toured the Antietam Battlefield several times so when we were in Sharpsburg recently, we skipped most of the sites. However, I did go into the Visitors Center to buy a book and my very own Senior Pass for our National Parks. Frank has had one since our visit to Yorktown in 2007 but I figured it was a good idea to buy my own.

Like we see in many Civil War sites, the landscape today is serene and pretty, in striking contrast to the way it would have been after the battle. Antietam is known for the tragically high number of casualties in a single day, September 12, 1862.



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6 comments:

  1. Nice place, exquisite photos and bright, beautiful...!

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  2. That looks like a great place to visit. Great shots.

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  3. What a place - I've never made it there but would love to. Wonderful photos!

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  4. What a lovely place. Gorgeous photos.

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  5. Its a little surreal to think of the horrendous things that went on here and just look at it now!

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  6. Whooo Hoooo your own senior pass. LOL... good for you.

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