Gettysburg and Antietam

Image of US civil ware era canon in Gettysburg National Military Park
US Civil War Canon, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA APR 2017

 

We were treated to a tour of both the Gettysburg National Military Park and the Antietam National Battlefield while in Pennsylvania last April.  These are not parks to celebrate and have fun, for how can we celebrate when our principles could only be imposed by slaughtering one another. Instead, they are parks for reflection and to gain insight into the lessons of history. There are plenty of memorials to those who fought; both the dead and the survivors. I chose not to photograph them.  They can be seen online. Instead, I chose to show how nature and humanity has restored the beauty of the countryside – a lesson that time and effort can help us heal.  I hope you enjoy these images.

Please click on caption to see images at larger size.

Regards,

Larry

 

Image of Burnside's Bridge, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD, USA
Burnside’s Bridge, Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD
Image of a rail fence near the Lee Memorial, Gettysburg National Memorial Battlefield.
Rail Fence and Pathway, Lee Memorial, Site of Pickets Charge, Gettysburg National Military Battlefield, PA
Image of a wildflower called Star of Bethlehem, Antietam National Battlefield, MD, USA, APR 2017
Star of Bethlehem Wildflower, Antietam National Battlefield, MD
Image of a red tree blossom and small part of a rail fence, near Lee memorial, Gettysburg, PA APR 2017
Blossoming Tree and Rail Fence, Lee Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA
Image of a stone building near Spangler's Spring, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA APR 2017
Stone Building, Near Spangler’s Spring, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA

 

These and other images are available for purchase on my website: www.earthwatcher.us or by contacting me at larry@earthwatcher.us

 

 

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