Antietam National Battlefield. Authentic artillery. Nice warm day with fluffy clouds and bright blue skies. Need I say more? I’ve always been drawn to the artillery display at the visitor center since it’s well-maintained, easy to get to, and is the first exposure to artillery that I have on any given Antietam trip.
On the first photo, I particularly like the reflection of the wheel on the brick pavement. It was 9:30 in the morning and the sun was already gearing up for a scorcher. The second photo authenticates the piece. “Revere Copper Co., 1862.” I wish all of Antietam’s artillery pieces were so handy and accessible, but for now I’ll settle for the nice example at the visitor center.
PVT. CHARLES CONAWAY
Co. F, 48TH Georgia Infantry
Born circa 1818 --- Died July 02, 1863
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