United States Maryland 1, Sharpsburg
by Hank Waxman
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Hank Waxman, on March 20, 2007, said:
Richard, I'm not a Civil War Buff, but I'm always ready to learn something and the National Park battlefields present so much history, and put it in perspective. I knew Antietam was bloody, but I didn't realize that the toll was the as-yet-unequalled all time record of 23,000 in a single day of battle. It holds another distinction: it was the first battlefield where photographers got there before the dead were buried. The photos of Bloody Lane were ghastly, and when I got to the spot, all clean with the new fallen snow and only a solitary man strolling down the lane, I was struck by the contradiction. Google "Bloody Lane" to see what I mean, and then recheck my shot of it in this group.
baltimorebricks, on April 25, 2007, said:
Nice Winter Photos, one Correction:
23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. My Great Great Grandfather was in the 8th Conn and was injured (one of the statistics).
Hank Waxman, on April 25, 2007, said:
Baltimorebricks, I've changed the title. A statistic that horrible should be accurate. Thanks.
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