Hickory Bridge Farm Bed and Breakfast
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We had a great trip overall, but the weather was cold and the campsite was loud.
We arrived about 6:30pm on Friday night after having to pack the entire camper since this was our madden voyage in the new camper. It was dark when we got to out Site 93. I was a little slow unhook and setup since this was my very first time. I got everything unhooked and leveled and turned on by I'm guessing around 7:30 where made our first meal in ...
... various levels of artillery. First there would be a barrage of solid shot, which are long-range canon fire. As we get closer, then would the split case (which is exploding canon balls), then canisters (which are smaller lead balls used as shrapnel), and finally musket fire. All the while, the soldiers are lined up shoulder to shoulder and keeping in step. As people fell, soldiers would come to up to fill the gaps.
There would also ...
... from both sides. We went to the Visitors center and picked up a road map to follow. It's a 30mile area so its easiest to drive from spot to spot and follow the progression of the battle in your car. It worked out well as it was cold outside anyway so walking would not have been fun. It was interesting to see all the monuments representing the regiments who were mostly separated by state and the side they ...
... fields towards the
enemy don’t sound all that different from the human wave attacks primitive
armies used. But it also seems like it wasn’t all that different a half century
later during WWI battles in Europe.
The Battle of Antietam took place in September 1862 about
nine and a half months before Gettysburg. Each summer of the war the
Confederates launched a campaign northwards into the area. The number of
Day 321 8 hrs, 14 kms Day totals: 15 hrs, 29 kms Down the ridge on the east side I enter "Middletown Valley" a valley between Cumberland Valley and the coastal plains that lead to Washington DC. In the middle is Middletown proper, which has a decidedly different feel than Boonsboro. Here you find elegant Victorian style houses that say this is historically a wealthier area. What's the secret? Well, I'm going to have the chance to find out. ...