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A short distance from the Confederate Cemetery is a re-creation of a line of breastworks and one of the few cannon you'll find on the battlefield today...
Though it doesn't look like much in these shots, during the battle the creek was at flood stage which prevented Confederate cavalry from conducting a raid on General Sherman's rear.  The bridge crossing the stream (which no longer exists) was important, strategically, as it was the only avenue of retreat for the Confederate Army...
It took me a while, but I finally got the flames!
The Harper House with the summer kitchen and well...
7th Tennessee's Ellsworth Gun at Spring Nationals, 2008   Photo by Allissa Weber
Battle of Sacramento, Kentucky
camp at the Battle of Sacramento in Kentucky
Alexander Gardner's Famous image of Sunken Road or Bloody Lane taken days after the battle, September 19, 1862.  I visited this site for the first time August 23, 2009 and as a photographer myself I became highly interested where Gardner stood to gather these images.  Antietam guide, William Sagle, took us through the battlefield and showed me this image for the first time.  Standing at the Roulette Farm Lane intersection with Sunken Road.  I could not visualize an interaction between this image and the existing terrain.  Something just wasn't right.  I thought perhaps the image was printed backwards.  It would make more sense with hill contour and what appeared to be an upwards slope to the lane....  After I got home I analyzed the print in detail.  The buttons on the the dead mans jacket are on his right meaning the print is correctly printed.  So I got hooked on the problem and began further analysis.    Notice the shadow caused by the wood fence rail in the foreground and the shadows caused by the vertical twigs and the man standing by the ditch.  I will try to duplicate these shadows at home on the same day and month of Gardners image to determine sun angles so I can better locate this spot.  It is difficult to estimate the height of the rail and the distance of the body from the rail.   I estimate the middle height of the 4 inch rail is 16 inches off the ground and the middle height of the shadow on the leg is 7 inches of the ground.  I also estimate the horizontal middle of the rail is about 4 feet from the body.  I believe this image was taken somewhere along the inclined area of Bloody lane.    See next image.

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Photo by: lkcshots · See photo in original gallery.