Antietam is without doubt a beautiful place. One of the spots where this is most evident is the lookout platform located at the Visitor Center. When I took these photos, I didn’t have much time to stop and smell the gunpowder, so to speak, but I did get a good idea of the amazing countryside and all it has to offer. The first two photos were taken in the direction of the observation tower and Sunken Road / Bloody Lane. In fact, the first photo shows a small portion of the road.
The last photo is a generic shot of the valleys and mountains that help make Antietam National Battlefield so picturesque. It showcases the similarities between Gettysburg and Antietam countryside: save for the monument and perhaps some roads, the scene has barely changed since the clash of the blue and gray.
PVT. JOHN D. NOBLE
Co. K, 27TH Indiana Infantry
Born about 1844--- Died July 03, 1863 at age 19
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