View of the Battlefield of Long Ago

Today I visited the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. A very important battle took place here during the Civil War. The Battle of Antietam, also known as The Bloodiest Day of the American Civil War, was fought on September 17, 1862. That’s a long time ago!

The battle was the first major battle of the war to take place on Northern soil. The number of casualties was staggering–23,000 in a single day!

Even though this park represents a sad day in history, it is beautifully preserved, and we enjoyed walking around and looking at the scenery.

I Hope You Enjoy Looking at my Antietam Photo Album

This is a picture of me sitting on a cannon. Cannons are set up throughout the park to remind the visitors what it might have looked like all those years ago.

Always a curious frog!

Candee told me to stop goofing around!

This is me being serious! I'm sitting on a split rail zig-zag fence that would have been typically used on farms in the 1800's

This is a great shot of the fencing. No nails are used in its construction!

This is a picture of me in front of a Civil War statue. It was so bright that Candee couldn't see the image through the view finder. We laughed and laughed when we saw how the picture turned out!

This is how the picture was supposed to look, but right when she took the picture, I moved and you can't see me! Ahhh, we never got it right! But I still think this is a good picture.

This is the marker near where most of the fighting took place, and unfortunately, most of the casualties of the battle.

Another monument to the brave men and boys who fought this battle

This monument is dedicated to the Irish Regiment.

Stepping Back in Time!

This looks like a scene from a movie, doesn't it?

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4 Responses to “Polly #3 Visits Antietam National Battlefield”

  1. I like your “Stepping Back in Time” picture!

  2. I haven’t been to Antietam since the Fall and I would have liked to see it with snow on the ground.

    The pictures look beautiful and I bet it was a really nice day for a walk. Maybe next time I’ll be able to go also!

  3. Polly, did you stop and make sure that big gun was unloaded before you started snooping around?

    Dear Anonymous~
    These canons were used a very long time ago during the American Civil War. Mr. Schneider told me that Park Service wouldn’t put them on display in a public area unless they were completely checked out, and safe to be around. I was worried at first, but once I realized it was okay, I checked the cannon out from every angle.

  4. I really like this post. The pictures make me want to visit…thanks for sharing!