sharpsburg

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Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland: It’s reported to be haunted. Apparitions are seen and some hear soldiers still fighting the battle including the sounds of gun fire, shouting, singing & strong smells of gunpowder. Some see shadow figures and light anomalies are reported in the fields

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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.

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