Monday, April 20, 2015

Antietam: Odds & ends from spring visit to Miller farmhouse

A photo of the David R. Miller farmhouse on a picturesque spring day at the Antietam battlefield ...

... was taken from a similar vantage point as this Alexander Gardner image of the house on Sept. 19, 1862, two days after the battle ...

... in this odd image, the interior of the Miller farmhouse appears in disarray while a reflection in the window shows the back yard where the Iron Brigade crossed on Sept. 17, 1862.

... the well-worn steps of the back porch. How many soldiers trod on these stones during the battle?

... and the view from the back porch includes the Old Hagerstown Pike. The Union army moved up this road on the morning of the bloodiest day in American history.

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