Saturday, March 25, 2017

Antietam Then & Now: Union graves at Burnside Bridge

In one of the more poignant images from the Civil War, a soldier poses near Burnside Bridge among the freshly dug graves of comrades who were killed or mortally wounded at the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862. I shot the "Now" image from near the spot Alexander Gardner shot the original four days after the battle. In the highest-resolution tif version, available on the Library of Congress web site, you can even read wording on some of the wooden grave markers.

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