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© Thad Zajdowicz
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UploadedJune 5, 2010
TakenMay 29, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 30D
Exposure1/100 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length50 mm
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Burnside Bridge at Antietam Creek, Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD. At peace now, but on 17 September 1862 the site of bloody fighting between the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Nrthern Virginia during the Civil War.

16 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (5 Jun 2010):

    Idyllic and very inviting!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight said (6 Jun 2010):

    Perfect, Thad. My GG-Grandfather Young, then a captain (4th Pa Cav), led an advance company across the bridge but was pinned down for hours on the other side. This image shows the shallow water as it was in 1862, begging the eternal question: Why didn't the Union troops wade the creek, instead of being channeled across the bridge (where they were cut down)? Young and my GG-Grandfather Knight (Capt., 3rd Va Cav) faced each other the day before at South Mountain. I wonder if they ever knew? (Young's daughter and Knight's son married each other.)

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz said (6 Jun 2010):

    Richard, Thanks for you comment -- that is a true piece of American history which has so many echoes it boggles the mind. The best part is that the Youngs and Knights were united in the end. Thanks again, my friend!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (7 Jun 2010):

    Wonderful tribute.

  • John Linton

    John Linton said (7 Jun 2010):

    You done Ambrose proud...makes me want to grow some sideburns.

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (8 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful bridge.

  • peggy maguire

    peggy maguire said (28 Jun 2010):

    Beautiful capture Thad!!!!!!!!

  • veronica garza-kyle

    veronica garza-kyle gave props (4 Dec 2010):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (15 Aug 2011):

    beautiful historic bridge. great entry and i love all the green!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (15 Aug 2011):

    Wonderful picture and interesting history, Thad...Great entry!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Aug 2011):

    Building a most excellent bridge to JPG's Theme Park!

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (16 Aug 2011):

    You have made me miss Maryland and all that incredicle history. Great shot and entry!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (16 Aug 2011):

    beautifully captured!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Aug 2011):

    This is so beautiful in every aspect.. wonderful entry!

  • Eric Ianuzi

    Eric Ianuzi (Deleted) gave props (8 Sep 2011):

    beautiful image

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (9 Sep 2011):

    This is a beautiful bridge and interesting piece of history : )

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