Antietam: Captured Moments from the Battlefield

On the anniversary of the battle of Antietam/Sharpsburg (September 17, 1862), here are some photos from the Maryland fighting ground. Take a moment to see the story of battle, memory, peace, and preservation.

A springtime rainbow arcs over the 132nd Monument at the Sunken Road. (Chris Heisey)
Sunrise reveals the Antietam Valley on a foggy battle anniversary morning in 2018. (Chris Heisey)
The Dunker Church depicted in September’s infrared light. (Chris Heisey)
A lone cornstalk survives the harvest’s cut at the Miller Cornfield. (Chris Heisey)
Sunrise clouds loom over the 128th Pennsylvania Monument along Cornfield Drive. (Chris Heisey)
At the Roulette Farm, a bumble bee is on the winged prowl. (Chris Heisey)
A heavy snow blankets graves of Antietam thousands of fallen in the National Cemetery. (Chris Heisey)
Burnside’s Bridge can be seen through the foggy mist on the 160th anniversary of the battle.
Along the worm fences of the Miller Cornfield, wolf spiders weave their masterful webs to ensnare their prey. (Chris Heisey)

6 Responses to Antietam: Captured Moments from the Battlefield

  1. I was there last year for the 17th and the 18th. On the 18th Brad was my tour guide and we took 4 hours to truck around and then to explain the Battle in the corner field has my great-grandfather and his brother had seen it on that gruesome day 160 years ago. Yet, I complete my own book on the “Prayers, Petitions and Praises of the Battlefield at Antitiem”,I reflect on the events I read through the diary of the day’s events.

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