Thursday, December 15, 2011

Best of my 2011 Civil War photos

Factory complex in Collinsville, Conn. Collinsville Co. supplied axes and more to the Union army.
Another view of the old Collinsville Company.
Spring sunrise at Antietam National Battlefield.
Springhouse at Roulette Farm at Antietam is bathed in warm morning light in this shot
taken in October. This photo is not quite tack sharp, but I just have a Blackberry to shoot with!
This broken gravestone of "Darling Allie," in Center Cemetery in Rocky Hill, Conn., is
next to the grave of Jarvis Blinn, who was killed at Antietam.
Using special effects on, the photo of West Avon (Conn.) Congregational Church is
turned into a "painting." Civil War soldiers are buried in the cemetery next to the

church, including many from the congregation.
The 16th Connecticut monument at Antietam.
Ornate gravestone of John McCall of the 8th Connecticut in Yantic Cemetery in
Norwich, Conn. McCall, wounded at Antietam, was killed at Drewry's Bluff.
A ghostly salute, Blackberry in my hand,  at the graves of Sergeant Charles Lewis and his
fiancee, Sarah Hyde,
at Carey Cemetery in Canterbury, Conn. Lewis was killed at Antietam.


  1. Patricia Kitto7:14 AM

    Excellent photos and wonderful prose that honors thee soldiers and the story of the Civil War.

    My favorite is the one in Collinsville with the Connecticut monument at Antietam a close second.

    Looking forward to where you'll take us and who you'll introduce us to in 2012.

  2. Beautiful photos John. Looking forward to more in 2012.