As lovers of American History and our Civil War History, our photography travels have sent us all over the United States to capture those historical places and battlefield parks which were instrumental in the building of America. In our university studies, we were intrigued by the American Civil War and set out to capture it in modern photography. We have captured all of the major battlefield parks in the US in both film and digital as well as Civil War reenactments from those battles.* These parks are not only beautiful, historical and sacred ground but offer amazing scenes for landscape photographers. This is especially so at Antietam National Battlefield Park in Sharpsburg, Maryland. The cherished time to photograph is the fall when breathtaking color abounds and the pastoral landscape is perfection.
“The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History
“23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.”**
Visit the Antietam National Battlefield Park for history, images, maps and to download their history .pdf.
* Image shot w/Minolta SLR, film, slide scanned to digital, processed HDR from single image in Photomatix Pro, Efex Pro, texture overlay.
** Antietam National Battlefield Park
See our posts/images from Cedar Creek Battlefield Park & Reenactment; Abraham Lincoln and other battles under “Categories” in our Archives.