Monday, November 06, 2017
Autumn comes to the battlefield
It was a beautiful day at the battlefield yesterday - moist and overcast. The parking lot was full to overflowing and Gary Edelman and Tim Smith were leading one of their legendary eight-hour battlefield hikes to what looked like about 80 appreciative stalwarts.
I mostly hung out in and around Dunker Church chatting up visitors. Though I've forgotten a lot in the three and a half years since I left, things are slowly coming back. Everyone that I talked with marveled at what a beautiful park Antietam is, and comparisons always turn to the great contrast that is Gettysburg. Antietam, like Shiloh, is nearly pristine, and it's a joy to be a small part of it.
Come see for yourself.