4 thoughts on ““Antietam”

  1. Antietam a stream near Sharpsburg. In late September 1862 crossing this little bridge was one of the bloodiest days in U.S.history. Accepted estimates of the slaughter were 22,717 dead, wounded or missing. The Confederate army under Robert E. Lee withdrew from the field of battle first and it was considered a Union victory throughout the north.
    However, Union Major General George B. McClellan was overly cautious and didn’t pursue the Southern withdraw to attempt to annihilate Lee’s army. He saw enough carnage for a lifetime no doubt. He was removed of command by President Lincoln, though the victory strengthened Lincoln’s resolve who then announced his ‘Emancipation Proclamation’. I wonder if the little bridge still stands today and how it looks. Let’s google it.

  2. You are so funny! In ‘96, I painted a small 6”x6” picture of this bridge for a show I was in with the Capital Hill Art League and it sold! I still have the cash in a small (tiny) envelope in my studio of this very first painting that I sold. In truth, I didn’t know the history- I just liked the photo I took of it while driving around.

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