Friday, May 18, 2012

Antietam: Clipp-Roulette Farm Lane (2)

Above: The top of the observation tower on the Sunken Road-Bloody Lane viewed from the same place as the previous photo, on the Clipp-Roulette farm lane. The view is to the southeast. From this (and the previous photo), you can get a sense of how the Federal advance was actually masked by the high ground parallel to the Sunken Road. The Federals were under artillery fire, and as they topped the ridge line, were brought under heavy musketry fire by the defenders.
Above: View northwest from the observation tower on the Bloody Lane. The farm lane from which the previous two photos were taken is marked by the line of trees in the middle ground. The buildings of the Mumma Farm, burned during the battle, are in the distance.

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