Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunken Road - Antietam National Battlefield
This picture taken from the War Department Observation Tower that was built in 1896 as part of the U.S. Military to create an open-air classroom at Antietam.
One is looking North through one of the port holes that brackets Sunken Road that was the location of one of the Bloodiest Battles at Antietam. On September 17, 1862 Union General William French followed by General Israel Richardson converged at Sunken Road with General D.H. Hill of the Confederates.
The total casualties of all the 12 hour Battles at Antietam was 22,717, the most of any single day of the Civil War.