Saturday, September 17, 2011

September 17, 1862: "...as grass falls before the scythe"



Today marks the 149th anniversary of the bloodiest single day in U.S. military history; 23,000 casualties at a place in Maryland known as... Antietam



“The Confederates had gone down as grass falls before the scythe.  They were lying in rows like the ties of a railroad, in heaps, like cord-wood mingled with the splintered and shattered fence rails.  Words are inadequate to portray the scene.”
a northern correspondent
Sep 18 1862


The "sunken bloody lane" today

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