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There are two ways to get to Burnside Bridge: The easy way and the not-so-easy way. The “easy” way is shown here . . . a nice straight walk down the bridge. Of course, if you’re driving, you’ll have to park in the parking lot up further and walk down to the path, but oh well! This photo from May is rather sad because it shows the railing that was put up after a huge chunk of stone fell out of the bridge. Thankfully this is being repaired.
The second photo shows a seldom-seen aspect of the area near Burnside Bridge: Antietam Creek in its natural beauty. I’m always a fan of images than illustrate how a battlefield would have looked when so many fought and died, and this is one of those images. Not a car or electric line or even a tourist in sight :-)
CPL. JOHN C. WEISENSEL
Co. E, 45TH New York Infantry
Born about 1832 --- Died July 31, 1863 at age 31
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