RV Trip to places we missed and some we have already seen travel blog

On our way to Harper's Ferry still in Penn.

Penn into Virginia

Potomac River

Shenandoah River

VA into West Virginia

Getting close to our campground

Visitor's Center sign

General Lee

 

Sham and I heading into Poffenberger's farm which was used as battlefield...

farm info

battlefield site

Joe checking with a ranger for information

 

 

 

 

 

local cemetary

cornfields where long battles happened

explanation of the battle at the sunken road

The sunken road, the site of one of several of the bloodiest...

Joe and Sham listening to a Park Ranger talk about the Burnside...

The Burnside Bridge, another big battle fought here to take the bridge...

I caught these guys by chance

a couple of Union Soldiers taking pictures of a farm house on...

last site as we leave the battlefield

looking into Sharpsburg

town of Sharpsburg

 

signs in the quaint town of Shepardsville

town of Shepardsville

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the merge of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers

 

old washed out railroad track bridge

 

 

the town of Harper's Ferry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandi in front of Mr. Harper's mansion. He didn't live long enough...

 

 


We parked the motor home at the KOA at Harper's Ferry and drove the truck 17 miles up to Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg, Virginia. Surprise, we hit that battlefield on the very day 150 years ago that the single worst battle of the civil war took place. Every two seconds a soldier died on this battleground. 23,000 deaths total in one day's time. There were re-enactors in costume everywhere we went. We drove through Sharpsburg and then through Shepardsville Virginia to get back to Harper's Ferry. We checked in with the National Park Service and rode a shuttle down to the town of Harper's Ferry. The Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers converge there also. The poor town of Harper's Ferry is frequently flooded and wiped out often, but the area holds a vast amount of history.



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