One of the things I love best about Civil War battlefields is the presence of historic homes and barns. Today I’m focusing on Antietam’s Mumma farm. Unfortunately, this isn’t the original farm --- it was destroyed during the battle --- but it’s been lovingly recreated. In the second photo, the Mumma barn and some artillery can be seen. (Note the presence of the portable potties). There’s a nice wood-and-stone fence at right as well. This is a very cozy scene that definitely brings me fond feelings of 19TH century farm life.
COL. FRANCIS MAHLER
75TH Pennsylvania Infantry
Born August 01, 1826 --- Died July 04, 1863 at age 36
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