Monday, May 14, 2012
Tidball Trail (2)
Above: The Newcomer Farmhouse. The trailhead is to the right of the house in this view. There is parking to the left.
Above: The Newcomer Barn, across the Boonsboro Pike (Rte. 34) from the farmhouse.
Above: Photo taken from the bend in the trail at the crest of the steep hill on which Tidball’s Battery, consisting of six 3-in. Ordnance RML, went into battery. The right-most section was probably in battery at this location. Tidball’s field of fire to the west is shown. Confederate guns crowned Cemetery Hill, the location of the National Cemetery and the Town Cemetery, neither of which were in existence on the day of battle. The turnpike bisected the hill. The farmroad running through a deep ravine northward toward Bloody Lane is indicated.