Mr. John S. Lane and son, Harry C., of Meriden, Connecticut, who stopped at the Wyand House one night this week, were looking over the battlefield the past few days, viewing the field of carnage where Mr. Lane, Sr., helped to defend the Stars and Stripes thirty-two years ago. The State of Connecticut appropriated $1000 for each regiment of that State to bu used in erecting battlefield monuments where they did their hardest fighting. Mr. Lane who is a member of the 8th Conn., bought of Mr. Uriah Gross, near Sharpsburg, a plot of ground 20 feet square for which he paid Mr. Gross $100. A monument will be erected on the spot at once and will be unveiled in October.
Virtual Antietam Planet
It was great fun at Antietam today to host the great-great grandson and great-great-great granddaughter of General William French. The Hereford (MD) High School student is doing a historical project and has chosen the topic of her ancestor. They brought a dress sword that belonged to the General.
The fame of General French at Antietam is in consequence of his Third Division of the 2nd Corps constituting...
Although I'm not in to historic homes, I have enjoyed the experience. I've met some really good people there and I expanded my knowledge of a really great American - Frederick Douglass. I'll be forever grateful to Julie the site manager for giving me that position. As I was leaving Antietam I was scrambling for a place to land. The only spot available was at FRDO, and...
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