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Travel Blogs from Sharpsburg
Day 5 and I have done 5 States - D.C., Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia.
So far I have only completed 215 miles.
Travelled down the I15 which shadows the Appalachian Hills, turned into a state park and thru the mountain range - beautiful, peaceful and suddenly lonely.......
Joined the R66 at Cavetown (fuelled up at $3.20/gallon!!!), then onto the R845 at Boonsboro to Sharpsburg ...
We set out this morning expecting about a 30 minute drive to South Mountain. Unfortunately, South Mountain State Park and South Mountain Battlefield State Park are two different places. We persevered! Two hours later we were taking pictures of markers at Turners Gap on South Mountain. George Washington Faile's unit fought there September 14,1862, delaying Union troops to allow Lee's Army to come together at Antietam. At this point in the ...
August 10 - by Emma
Today we went to 2 Civil War battlefields, and the first one we went to was called Antietam, which is in Sharpsburg, MD. When we got to that battlefield we learned that the Union won the battle of Antietam. This battle was the bloodiest single day of the Civil War. In one day, 23,000 soldiers died, were wounded, captured or ...
Gettysburg was similarly excellent though we toured the site using a CD which we’d bought from the visitors centre. Though not as good as the Antietam experience, I enjoyed visiting locations such as Little Round Top and Pickett’s Charge, about which I’d heard so ...
... US psyche one needs to understand the Civil War. Over four days, and in order to achieve this, we visited Antietam and Gettysburg, North West of Washington, and Fredericksburg and Richmond, to the south. My personal favourite was Antietam (pronounced Anteedum) where a park ranger, Mannie Gentile, brought the story of the battle alive with his descriptions of The Cornfield, The Sunken Road, and Burnsides Bridge, ...
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