Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Antietam, the Center

After the early morning attack against the Confederate left failed to break the enemy line, Union action moved to the Rebel center. The Union advance was halted by troops holding a very good position in the Sunken Road, soon to be renamed Bloody Lane.

The ferocity of the fighting here is demonstrated by the information contained on a plaque commemorating the 14th Indiana Infantry. Of three hundred and twenty officers and men engaged here from 9:00AM until 12:15PM, thirty were killed and one hundred and fifty wounded.

I captured this image through the rail fence that runs along the north side of The Bloody Lane


photowannabe said...

So much action for such a small country road. An interesting tribute to the fallen.

Kekiinani said...

Nice image. I have been there once and it is just a real eeeerieee feeling. But sooo interesting.

Chad Oneil said...

You're a posting Animal here lately!

Good idea to shoot through the fence.

JAM said...

I've never been there. My Mom and Dad did, years ago before my father passed away. They were both moved by the place.

Having grown up in north Louisiana, I've been to the park at Vicksburg, Mississippi more times than I can count. Then when we lived in the Atlanta area, we were just a couple of miles from Kennessaw Mountain's park. The earthworks dug by the Confederate soldiers are all still there, and a walk in the woods will have you coming across what were obvious trenches and circular cannon emplacements.

It was such a brutal war that it still hits everyone hard when they see these things.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I am learning so much by these posts and the follow ups I do on them.

Mike said...

Wonderful shot Salty. I have got to get there someday!