Union canon at Bolivar Heights. Through the clearing you can see schoolhouse ridge in the distance. Of course all these trees were cut down before the battle.
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Date: June 16th 2011
Thursday June 16 In Hagerstown , Maryland. Had intended to go to Antietam today but got a late start out of Winchester and after touring Harpers Ferry battlefield I took "Shortcut" and wandered all over the Maryland countryside but could not find the Antietam Battlefield. I think the problem is they just post signs for "Sharpsburg" which is what the town is called that is next to it. The lady ... read more