Monday, June 11, 2012

New York State of Mind...Billy Joel

Sing it Billy Joel! We were in a NYS of mind today at the Antietam Battlefield and Cemetery. Since we are formerly from upstate NY, I thought I'd share a couple pics of the memorials NY erected in honor of men who fought at Antietam. There were more photos but I don't want to fill up the blog with those.

84th Infantry

Of the nearly 100,000 soldiers engaged in battle here, about 23,000 were killed, wounded, or missing. One company lost 2,200 men in 20 minutes. We went to the Antietam National Cemetery and discovered 849 of them were New Yorkers buried at this cemetery.
Monument at Cemetery

849 New York Grave Sites

We truly are in a NYS frame of mind as we are en route to Glenville, NY tomorrow to see family and friends in the Adirondack area. We didn't have time to do all of the Civil War trails that we had hoped to cover. That may mean another trip in 2014. We've got the route down pat now so I'll be able to read the maps like a pro!

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