I found myself at loose ends yesterday evening, so I drove out to my favorite place on the planet, which also happens to be the place that I get to spend my working days - Antietam National Battlefield. Lucky guy.
I also stopped by the local art supply store during this off period to look up, and bring home, an old friend that I haven't seen for about 20 years:
the Hunt #107 crow quill pen.
But like all of the best things in life the benefits outweigh the risks.
I expect you'll be seeing more battlefield-related illustration before too long.
Just northeast of Sharpsburg.