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)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Sunny April Afternoon at Antietam

Just wanted to post some photos from this afternoon at Antietam. Conveniently, the gun used for our artillery firing yesterday was still out, which made for some great pictures. Seeing the vibrant color of the bronze barrel is a nice change from the regular hues of black and green seen on the artillery pieces displayed around the field. My new laptop has some pretty neat photo editing software, so expect to see many more photographs with either enhanced or slightly altered views on here in the posts to come...

 New York State Monument

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