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Friday, January 31, 2014

January 31, 2014

**Antietam Friday**

It was a cool September when I took these fog-softened photos, and I really like the effect. You can see the fog better on the second photo . . . often when we visited Antietam in the morning, there would be a lingering “shroud” over the high ground. The first picture gives a nice view of the observation tower and Bloody Lane / Sunken Road, as well as the monuments to the 123RD Pennsylvania (center of photo, between fences), the 8TH Ohio (small monument at lower center right), and the 14TH Connecticut (obelisk at lower left). The Irish Brigade memorial can also be seen to the right of the tower. The second photo is my favorite because, as I said above, you can see the rolls of fog drifting over the battlefield toward the mountains.


Co. G, 107TH Ohio Infantry

Born May 15, 1840 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 23

“Johann” Weber, like many German immigrants, showed his fervor for his adopted country by enlisting in the Union army. He had been living in America for eight years when the war began, having emigrated at the age of thirteen. Unfortunately, the supreme test of loyalty would be required of him at Gettysburg. Pvt. Weber was buried at Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Avon (or Elyria), Ohio.

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