Our Country's Fiery Ordeal

A blog about the American Civil War, written and maintained by historian Daniel J. Vermilya, author of The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain (History Press, 2014) and James Garfield and the Civil War (History Press, 2015)

Dedicated to my great-great-great grandfather, Private Ellwood Rodebaugh, Company D, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, killed at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862.

"And may an Overuling Providence continue to cause good to come out of evil, justice to be done to all men where injustice has long prevailed, and finally, peace, quiet, and harmony to come out of this terrible confrontation and our country's fiery ordeal." -- Albert Champlin, 105th Ohio, Diary entry of June 19, 1864 (Western Reserve Historical Society)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Autumn arrives at Antietam

As of late, the Antietam landscape has a different look to it. The days are growing shorter, the air is a bit cooler, and the leaves are changing to hues of red, orange, and yellow.

It is a great time to be at Antietam. I've spent quite a bit of time out on the trails as of late, and I thought I would give you just a glimpse of what the park looks like these days.

 New York State Monument

New York State Monument

 Maryland State Monument

Tompkin's battery gun in front of Mumma Lane

 Observation Tower

 Roulette Farm

 A much more peaceful version of a "landscape turned red"

 Roulette Farmstead

Roulette Farm Lane

"Old Simon" in the National Cemetery

Philadelphia Brigade Monument

Still blogging, hiking, and touring away in Western Maryland. Hope to see you at the park before winter finally sets in. 

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