Saturday, September 29, 2012

Smoke

My husband is a Civil War buff.  This being the 150th anniversary of that conflict, he is in his glory.  Today, there was a re-enactment of part of the Battle of Antietam, the bloodiest encounter of a horrifically bloody war.  Here, the Confederate troops attempt to hold the Sunken Road.  In the actual war, the soldiers from Connecticut--inexperienced and apparently expendable--were decimated at a different place in the battle.  There's a cemetery in our town with the grave of a man from our town who died there.  It's surrounded by a fence with a commemorative plaque on it--but the date of his death on the tombstone and the date on the plaque are off by a year!

Camera: Canon EOS T3, Tamron 18-270 lens  Processing: PSE

5 comments:

  1. What a great capture and what rich history...love the smoke...what perfect timing!

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  2. Fine photo commemorating a somber period in our history

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  3. Wonderful capture of the smoke from the muskets.

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  4. Can only imagine the smoke etc from the actual battle. Have been watching the PBS specials..so chilling to think of all the dead and wounded in those days of such primitive medical care. Wonderful photo of a terrible event.

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