Sadly I haven’t been able to identify this artillery piece (and I’ve certainly tried) but the photo was worth a look. The only clue I have as to its location is that on the original un-cropped photo, the right side of a park service sign is visible: first line ends with “nal”, second line “tery”, and last line “ng.” So I looked for cannon near the National Cemetery parking lot and still couldn’t identify it definitively. The view is nice for four reasons: old stone, which I love; cannon (an instant fave in my book); a typical “Civil War” fence; and the sweeping scenery which makes Antietam such a beautiful place.
PVT. JOHN AEIGLE or AIGLE
Co. K, 107TH Ohio Infantry
Born 1825 --- Died July 06, 1863 at age 38
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