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Antietam

Antietam was quite a contrast to Appomattox. The feeling was completely different. Regardless of the amazing visitor center, the organized auto tour of the battlefield, the well crafted Junior Ranger program, the understandable and well done video orientation or the extremely helpful rangers there was a heavy melancholy feel on the battlefield. Such a tremendous loss of life. It just left me feeling solemn and contemplative. 22,000 Americans killed in one day- 1 a second. Brutal. I was grateful we had an afternoon to honor their sacrifice.