Thursday, September 15, 2011

To "entrench" In the academic sense, perhaps


I recently had a professor ridicule both Lee and McClellan for failing to entrench at Antietam.

 Though, in this rocky place, what good six-inch deep trenches would have been is beyond me.

Much can be revealed by a visit to the battlefield.  I hope to see you all this battle anniversary weekend!



Sharon Murray said...

Looks like some of that Conococheque and Elbrook Limestone that underlies the battlefield.

Ken Miller said...

Rocks were the first thing to cross my mind, even before I scrolled down to see your picture! Wonder if your professor has ever been on the battlefield?