A quiet country road ... just behind us and to our right a herd of lovely black and white Holstein cows peacefully graze then amble over for a pet on their velvet snouts. But on this date in the year 1862 the gentle rolling countryside around Sharpsburg, Maryland erupted in death and horror. The Battle of Antietam ... or Sharpsburg ... was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties. In the current atmosphere of angst and controversy and anger, I encourage anyone and everyone to visit here ... alone. Walk around. Feel the presence of those who've gone before. Maybe it will put some things in perspective a little.
Fine art purchases of this image will not include a watermark, and if I may make a recommendation ... this image will look its very best on the fine art paper choice of "picture rag."
September 17th, 2020
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