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.

Mannie
Boonsboro

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