June 19, 2013

Idealized Statue at Antietam

Near the Newcomer House stands a large monument to Robert E. Lee. A park ranger explained that it was erected by a man who owned the property before the park service obtained it. Unfortunately, it is facing the incorrect direction and shows Lee on horseback, where he rarely was during the battle at Antietam due to an injury to his wrists. He was unable to hold the reins that day!


3 comments:

  1. like embellishing a true story to make a better movie, i suppose.

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  2. I guess the artist and the person who commissioned it didn't know that.

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  3. Makes you wonder how many other monuments are wrongly depicted.

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