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Meade's Headquarters



View towards the Union position from Seminary Ridge. The barn is half way across the field, and the obelisk to its left is on Cemetery Ridge. The second large tree to the left of the Obelisk mark's the spot where two stone walls met to form "The Angle", which was the focus of Pickett's Charge. At the edge of woods to the right is where Lee met his troops on their return from Pickett's Charge.



View of Cemetery Ridge from the Emmittsburg Rd. The rise on the left with the trees on top is where the famous "Angle" stood.



The tree in the center of the photo is at the spot where two stone walls met to form "The Angle". This is from the Confederate point of view



The Angle. Note the two rows of stones marking the location of the stone walls



Union position on Cemetery Ridge. The small monument in front of the cannon marks the "High Water Mark", where Confederate General Armistead fell. To the right is the tree that marks The Angle. In the front, across the field, is the white monument that marks the Condfederate starting point on Seminary Ridge.

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fortunately we have been able to save GB in much of it's original condition with out the monstrosities placed at Waterloo. GB still has to many roads for my taste.

I made a visit the summer 0f 88 and sat out in front of the Angle for some time. I really got a good feeling of the masses of troops crossing that field and dying. I sat in total stillness with only the wind moving the grass. A hot and sunny days much like it was in 1863.
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Dude, this was a fantastic photo post. Thank you I enjoyed it very much.
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Awesome .

Some of the best pics ever .

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Antietam

Looking south from the North Woods onto the Cornfield



Looking at the Cornfield, with the East Woods on the left



General Mansfield memorial by the East Woods



Looking north onto the Cornfield from the Confederate position, with the Miller Farm on the left



Looking north in the West Woods from the Confederate position



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Looking north from the Dunker Church, with the Cornfield visible in the center

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Antietam

South of the East Woods. Union infantry advanced from left to right to attack the Sunken Road, which is 180 yards to the right.



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The Bloody Lane's field of fire

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Antietam

Burnside's Bridge, from the Confederate point of view



From the Union point of view



When the Union troops broke through the Confederates made their first stand on this ridge



I might have my pictures mixed up, but this might be where the Confederates made their second stand. This is nearby and to the rear of Burnside's Bridge



The Harper's Ferry Road just south of town. A.P. Hill attacked from left to right.

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Sharpsburg as it stands today. Some Confederates fell back to the town, and Longsreet helped several ladies put out a fire.










On the Boonsboro Road, headed from town towards the Middle Bridge



Site of the Middle Bridge, and Antietam Creek





Pry House (McClellans Headquarters). McClellan gathered the furniture out on the lawn and watched the battle through a telescope.





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Robert E. Lee's homes in Northern Virginia

Robert E. Lee's boyhood home in Alexandria, VA.







Some historic homes in Alexandria. I'm always charmed by colonial architecture. The first pic was taken a block away from Lee's boyhood home.



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Robert E. Lee's homes in Northern Virginia

Rear and garden of Arlington House





Arlington. I never admired the columns in pictures, but once I saw them up close I was impressed. They are stately and have this pleasant brown streak to them.









The mansion is too big to take a picture of it up close. As you'll see in a moment, it has a comanding view of the capital.



View from the portico. The tomb on the right is for Pierre Charles L'Enfant, the man who designed the layout of Washington, D.C.

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I ended up visiting Charlottesville, and it was about a week or so after the infamous protests around the Lee statue.







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