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Post  WJPalmer on Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:50 am

I received a nice note from the editors of Civil War Trusts quarterly magazine, "Hallowed Ground" tonight asking permission to publish one of my Antietam 150th pics in the September issue. Of course, I said yes -- but it would also have been nice if they offered a $zillion for publication rights.

The one they want for September is of East Woods with the Cornfield in the foreground (image RWB5969 in the collection)

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Post  Grog on Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:34 am

Again, Ron

These are such great photos, they could have picked any one of them.

BTW loved the Waterloo pics too.



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Post  Charmead on Fri Aug 28, 2015 12:54 pm

Wonderful pics. Antietam is a wonderfully solemn and pretty place. I appreciate more and more each time I go there. I participated in the 150th Antietam set up about 20 miles away. They recreated the area of the Cornfield and west woods. Recreated the cornfield by planting corn and built the post rail fences on either side of a dirt road Hagerstown turnpike.

It was more for historical and reenact or purposes than spectator since we started moving out from camps at 5am. Although a few stalwart spectators showed up.

My unit was part of the 7th Wisconsin so we got a nice view of the advance of the 2nd and 6th Wisconsin through the tall corn. It was barely dawn. The pounding of artillery kinda goes down into your chest. All you could really see we're the regimental flags and rifle muzzles going with to left. And it was a perfect recreation of the scene told very well by Rufus Dawes, who was in the middle of it all. The line of butternut and grey rose up ... And "men I cannot say fell; they were knocked from the ranks by the dozens."

The smoke from the black power weapons from about 5000 of us in a relatively small area on a still morning literally blocked out the sun. Couldn't see it for a while. As a student of this battle for many years I would have to say it was my most powerful experience ever. Being a reenactor has greatly enhanced my perspective as a historian.
Plus my brother and I invariably stow away a small variety of spirits to drink in evening (makes our tent rather popular) which makes it a good time around the evening campfire.

Again, excellent pictures Ron. And the perfect magazine for that photo

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Post  Iberalc on Sat Aug 29, 2015 10:43 am

Lovely pictures, the Sharpsburg area looks a very beautiful place. I'd say Ron also woke up very early to take some of these shots.

Nice comments Pat.

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Post  WSH Baylor on Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:51 pm

Boy, you sure know how to make a fellow jealous!!! I participated in several of the 125th anniversaries but found out at Chickamauga a few years back that these 70+ years old bones were not up to the task anymore. As to Antietam, I was lucky enough to do several living history demos during that time including working on the gun crew of the 10 pdr. Parrott they had.

As to the "spirits", the NPS would allow us to camp near Dunker and many "an elbow was bent" while there.

Like to see more pics!

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Post  henridecat on Sat Jan 02, 2016 5:58 pm

The photos are really ace.

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