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Now he could see that the Southern army was split into five division and spaced about 8-miles apart over a thirty-mile area along the Potomac River. Confederate General Robert E. By the time the soldiers reached the gaps, Confederate General Robert E. Lee had learned of the movement from his scouts. He was ready. He sent men to hold the gaps, stalling the Union advance long enough for him to scatter his troops. The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in the history of the United States, with a combined death toll of 22, The Battle of Antietam is a reminder of missed opportunities.
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Reimagine Iconic Events. Ada had not yet turned four that September. While her memories may have been augmented by stories, some of the personal details she included in her reminiscence feel too childlike to be second-hand. She spent her life collecting relics and accounts of the campaign. A little girl named Margaret lived on the edge of Sharpsburg. She spent the day of the battle in her cellar with several siblings and their mother, who was pregnant. Jugs and gourds were filled with water. When the fighting subsided, the little group ventured onto the battlefield, lugging baskets and quilts.
The world the children knew was replaced by a smoldering landscape. Smoke stained the sunset eerie shades of red, and flames from burning buildings writhed against the sky. There was a red haze from the sunset…the brick of the church was red, and as far as I could see were suffering, crying, or dead men.
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It was a red stew. I can remember my mother laboring with three big baskets and I holding her pettiskirts. The children in this portrait are unidentified, but the photograph was taken in Hagerstown, MD—not far from Sharpsburg. I imagine this little girl was about the age of Margaret, whose description provided the title for my book. I wrote Too Afraid To Cry in large part to honor them—and all of the civilians who endured so much. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.
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Your book has to be a treasure! Very moving! It is touching to feel very close to what happened in the lives of these people, hearing about it in their own words. This is so special to read. My first immigrant ancestor died in the Civil War, and I have been enjoying reading more about it.
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Little did I expect to see my GGG grandparents at the top of this article! Looking forward to delving further into this with you, Kathleen. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Google account. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Blog at WordPress. Location, Location!
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