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.
PVT. JOHN WEBER
Co. G, 107TH Ohio Infantry
Born May 15, 1840 --- Died July 01, 1863 at age 23
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