Friday, April 20, 2012

Antietam: Beauty on the battlefield

An unusual view of Burnside Bridge over Antietam Creek, perhaps the most iconic Civil War site.
Nearly 150 years ago, people killed each other at Burnside Bridge at Antietam. Many Connecticut soldiers lost their lives at this hotly contested spot, including Captain John Griswold of Lyme, Corporal John Holwell of Norwich and Private Daniel Tarbox of Brookyln. I was the only soul here this morning at 7. No place on the battlefield is photographed more, and as you can see, there's ample subject matter. (OK, more war stuff coming later.)
Burnside Bridge and the bluff overlooking Antietam Creek serve as a backdrop for Mother Nature.





2 comments:

JPRogers said...

Great photos of wonderful natural beauty on an absolutely gorgeous day. What a way to honor those brave soldiers!

Mike Kendra said...

Amazing shots! Springtime on the battlefields is also my favorite time to take photos of flowers and other natural growth. Even weeds can have a certain beauty in the right setting!