Sunday, September 10, 2017

Then & Now: Philadelphia Brigade Park (hover on image)

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In this circa-1935 photo, we see Philadelphia Brigade Park in the West Woods at Antietam. The massive monument honors the Philadelphia Brigade (69th, 71st, 72nd, 106th Pennsylvania). In the old photo, the small signs in the foreground read "Battlefield Visitors May Lunch Here 9 AM Till Dusk, No Entrance After Dusk" (left) and "Keep Motor Cars Off The Grass, Park 45 (degrees) on Driveway" (right). The park once was bordered by a fence. Look carefully when you are there and you'll see remnants of it. This is one of my favorite spots on the battlefield.

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