Friday, January 09, 2009
Regarding those remains found at Antietam...
I've been getting emails and comments from readers and fellow bloggers asking for my inside take on the story that broke a couple of days ago regarding the remains of a young Union soldier found on the battlefield. I'm sorry to disappoint but...
all I know is what I read in the papers.
About this electrifying event, I know little more than anyone else.
I must tell you though, I'm often asked by visitors if there's any chance that there are still soldiers buried out there, my response is usually "It is mathematically probable".
The battlefield continues to gradually reveal its story to us, day by day, generation by generation. And through these revelations the events of that day in 1862 remain immediate, authentic, and of transcendent importance.
What an amazing place to spend my days, just north of Sharpsburg.