Tuesday, December 04, 2018

From Antietam to West Point: 18 of my favorite 2018 photos

FRANKLIN, TENN.:  Bullet-riddled Fountain Carter farm office interior, stark evidence 
of battle Nov. 30, 1864.  (CLICK ON ALL IMAGES TO ENLARGE.)
FRANKLIN, TENN.: Lighted inside on the anniversary of the battle, the bullet-riddled Carter outbuilding.
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From Antietam, Gettysburg, Brandy Station and South Mountain in the eastern theater to Nashville, Perryville, Shiloh, Franklin and Lookout Mountain in the western theater, I have been fortunate to walk many miles on hallowed ground in 2018. When I travel, I make good use of my iPhone 8S camera. (Remember: "Portrait" mode is your friend.) Here are 18 of my favorite photos this year.

ANTIETAM: 50th Pennsylvania monument on Rodman Avenue at sunrise.
(SEE MORE "MONUMENTAL" IMAGES FROM ANTIETAM.)
ANTIETAM: Irishmen Thomas Meagher in bas-relief on Irish Brigade monument.
NASHVILLE: The pedestal of the old Battle of Nashville monument, which was toppled in a storm in 1974.
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GETTYSBURG: Winfield Scott Hancock monument on East Cemetery Hill.
NASHVILLE: At Richland Country Club, massive Sharps carbine bullets serve as tee markers.
(READ MY BATTLE OF NASHVILLE STORY IN CIVIL WAR TIMES.)
ANTIETAM:  Sunlight squeezes through openings in William Roulette barn, a hospital during and after battle.
ANTIETAM: Sunrise at the Mississippi monument on Cornfield Avenue.
BOONSBORO, MD.: Miniature donkeys and a peacock greeted me at the crumbling house
 where a Union officer died from his Antietam wounds. (READ MORE)
ANTIETAM: Shadow of the old War Department tower at Bloody Lane.
(SEE/READ MORE.)
WEST POINT, N.Y.: Grave memorial for General John Buford, a hero of Gettysburg.
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FRANKLIN, TENN: Heavenly effect at South Carolina monument at McGavock Confederate Cemetery.
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ANTIETAM: A figure of an eagle atop the 28th Ohio monument on Branch Avenue.
(SEE MORE "MONUMENTAL" IMAGES FROM ANTIETAM)
GETTYSBURG: Irish wolfhound on the tremendous Irish Brigade monument.
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ANTIETAM: The 16th Connecticut monument in the 40-Acre Cornfield, the southern end of the battlefield.
FRANKLIN, TENN.:  Two markers for the same unknown soldier at McGavock Confederate Cemetery.
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ANTIETAM: 124th Pennsylvania monument at sunset.

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4 comments:

  1. Outstanding pictures...

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  2. Beautiful photos, John.

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  3. I'd buy the calendar an' put it up.
    J. Dygert, Washington Territory

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