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President Abraham Lincoln meeting with Union General George McClellan in the general’s tent on the Antietam battlefield near Sharpsburg, Maryland, October 3, 1862. A captured Confederate flag lies on the ground on the far left underneath the American flag on the table. By Alexander Gardner. Animated stereoscopic photograph (fixed).

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Remembering Civil War Historian Shelby Foote

A Compilation Of Sayings Of Shelby Foote  (1916 – 2005)

Foote was relatively unknown to the general public for most of his life until his appearance in Ken Burns’s PBS documentary The Civil War in 1990, where he introduced a generation of Americans to a war that he believed was “central to all our lives.”

“It is very necessary if you’re going to understand the American character in the 20th Century, to learn about this enormous catastrophe in the mid-19th Century. It was the crossroads of our being and it was a hell of a crossroads”.

Shelby Dade Foote, Jr. was an American historian and novelist who wrote The Civil War: A Narrative, a massive, three-volume history of the war.

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Monument At Antietam National Battlefield, Dedicated In 1997

The lineage of the Irish Brigade has been officially assigned to “Fighting 69th” of the New York National Guard, which is the only currently active military unit that formed part of it.

On September 17, 1862, the Union and Confederate armies met at Sharpsburg Maryland, in the Battle of Antietam. Command confusion led to the disjointed use of the II Corps, and instead of supporting renewed assaults on the Confederate left at the West Woods, the Irish Brigade found itself facing the center of the Confederate line, entrenched in an old sunken farm road. 

The brigade again acted conspicuously, assaulting the road, referred to after the battle as “Bloody Lane”. Although unsuccessful, the brigade’s attack gave supporting troops enough time to flank and break the Confederate position, at the cost of 60% casualties for the Irish Brigade.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Brigade_%28U.S.%29

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Antietam Battlefield

according to wikipedia:  “It is a National Park Service protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland which commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that occurred on September 17, 1862. The area, situated on fields among the Appalachian foothills near the Potomac River.”

according to me:  one of the most influential battles in the civil war, no doubt. like every other national park, it is kept almost spotless and virtually untouched since the day it was abandoned by soldiers. the landscape and its simplistic beauty seems eerie, however, when considering the bloodshed that occurred back in 1862. still, it’s a really cool place with a really insane history.

Piedmont Rehabilitation Center Moves To New Location

Newnan, GA (August 22, 2011)—To address the growing need for physical rehabilitation services in Coweta County, Piedmont Newnan Hospital has moved the Piedmont Rehabilitation Center to a larger location. The new facility is located at 20 Francis Way in Sharpsburg, Ga. and is now taking patient referrals.

“We’ve seen more than a 300 percent increase in patients within the past three years,” said Cynthia Finney, DPT, director of Piedmont Newnan Hospital Rehabilitation Services. “This new location addresses our capacity issues with nearly 3,500 square feet of space and additional therapists to help keep up with demand.  We look forward to serving our community in our new location, which will enable us to continue to provide patient-centered, high quality care, in a new, state-of-the-art environment.”

The new facility on Francis Way is approximately three times the size of the space formerly shared with the Piedmont Newnan Hospital Wellness Center located in downtown Newnan, Ga. The Piedmont Rehabilitation Center features some of the latest equipment for musculoskeletal, neurological, orthopaedic and balance related conditions, as well as women’s health issues. The new location allows for the future expansion of outpatient occupational therapy and speech therapy services.

A gym and conditioning room is available as well as seven private treatment rooms and a dedicated vestibular rehabilitation treatment room. Other amenities for visitors include convenient parking and a comfortable reception area.

The Piedmont Rehabilitation Center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 770-254-3405 or visit piedmontnewnan.org.


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