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Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

**Antietam Friday**

Here’s a close-up shot of Burnside’s Bridge taken in June 2009, before that huge chunk of stone fell into Antietam Creek (the bridge has since been repaired).I like the contrast of light and shadow as well as the sloping hill beyond. It’s another one of those photos with no hint of anything modern. 

 The second photo shows an informational marker that explains exactly what happened at Burnside’s Bridge (known as Rohrbach’s bridge at the time of the battle) in a clear and precise manner. Note the little sliver of Antietam Creek at top left.


Co. K, 1ST Minnesota Infantry

Born abt. 1836 --- Died July 02, 1863 at age 27

Pvt. Taylor likely lost his life in the 1ST Minnesota’s sacrificial charge. He had enlisted in May 1861 and was a farmer. Just a few months before Gettysburg he had been detailed with the wagon trains. Pvt. Taylor was buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Utica, Minnesota.

(c) 2012-2014 Skies of Blue and Gray

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