Wading Antietam Creek

October 13, 2012, 7:34 pm

During the Battle of Antietam, McClellan’s left wing, commanded by General Ambrose Burnside, had a tough time getting across Antietam Creek. In particular, they found it difficult to rush successfully the Lower Bridge, and were held up for several hours by a minimal Confederate force on the heights overhead. But, did they need the bridge to cross the creek? Well:

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I think the answer is pretty clear, if slightly damp.

(In response to reaxx’s question. Photo by Elisabeth K. Boas).

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