Today is the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest single day battle in American history. The battle at Antietam, or Sharpsburg to those of us with a Southern heritage, was a stunning event. Both the North and the South recoiled in horror at the butchers bill. But tellingly, both sides redoubled their efforts in the war.
Craig has some pictures of the battlefield as it is today. As he says, surreal. Such a pastoral scene, to be the site where so many fell.