Sharpsburg is a small town right off the Potomac River, wedged just inside of Maryland, next to West Virginia.
A very blood Civil War battle was fought there on September 17th, 1862, also known as the Battle of Antietam. It was the bloodiest day in American military history. About 25,000 men were killed, wounded or missing in action in a single day.
I decided to visit after being cooped up in Gettysburg for about a week. The first snow storm of the year had just moved in. A lot of the park roads at Gettsyburg were shut down, so I decided to take a chance and give Sharpsburg a shot. Glad I made the drive. It's a beautiful 1.25 hour trek across parts of the Catoctin Mountains. Park was completely open and looking as great as ever.
Sharpsburg had lots of snow on the ground, but the sun was out. The sunset ended up being gorgeous. A beautiful, glowing orange color from most angles. But I picked up this "striped" blue and pinkish hue in The Sunken Road, also known as Bloody Lane.
Most photos are shot as is, maybe a slight expsosure compensation just to make sure they come through okay on most people's monitors. I added a Tungsten effect to one or two shots, but other than that no filters. Colors are as is.
Keywords:Antietam, Battle, Civil War, Maryland, Sharpsburg, Travel