Saturday, April 28, 2012

Antietam Field Trip

On the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, twelve students and two faculty members from Ashland University visited Sharpsburg, MD. Arriving late Friday night on the campground near Burnside's Bridge, we set up our tents, started a fire, and had a beautiful dinner under the stars. Before everyone got a good night's rest, we got an introduction to the battle by listening to presentations from Robert E. Lee, George McClellan, and Edwin Stanton. The next morning, we broke camp and began our seven hour tour of the battleground. In the picture below you see us at Bloody Lane where the most ferocious fighting took place during the bloodiest day in American history.

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