Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Lincoln's Antietam Visit

Here, published for the first time, is the Alexander Gardner photograph of Lincoln's visit to Antietam. Though the exchange between the subjects of the photo was never recorded, it is quite clear that a skeptical Lincoln is scrutinizing the books of the AOP.

"...many are the hearts that are looking toward the light, to see the dawn of peace"

Here's looking toward a delightful holiday and a peaceful new year,




Richard said...

I can just picture Dimitri rolling his eyes!
Thanks for then "never before seen" image!
Hope your day is peaceful and you get a chance for a walk in the woods.

Anonymous said...

You've been keeping things from us! Just saw where the grave of a young New York soldier was found in an adjacent field near the Cornfield in October!

Mannie Gentile said...

Dear Anonymous,

If remains have been found (though I've not been officially informed of anything) you can be sure the situattion would be handled with the utmost sensitivity, respect, and decorum, and would probably not include any premature or unseemly breaking of such a story by the Post or any other publication or blog.

Best wishes,