Monument Monday September 17, 2018

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Apologies to @Jimklag for hijacking his subject but since he hadn't begun a thread for this week yet, I decided to lead off with my photos of the largest monument at Antietam Battlefield, known as The Soldier. Today is of course the anniversary of the battle, Sept. 17, 1862, so I thought this was an appropriate subject. I photographed the monument in some detail earlier this April during my whirlwind tour.

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As can be seen here, The Soldier dominates the Antietam National Cemetery from its position at the center of the arc of graves and is large enough to dwarf all other monuments on the battlefield.

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Lastly, a shot taken with the telescopic lens feature on my camera to show the correct details of uniform and equipment:

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I've always liked Wadsworth's statue, too - here's mine, taken in late afternoon while waiting with @pamc153PA and @mkyzzzrdet for the tour to begin at the RR Cut during 2016's September to Remember CWT Gathering.
There was good sunset light that night, wasn’t there, Jim? Eventually, we found everyone—or maybe they found us!
 

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Fort Ticonderoga is on my bucket list, along with the newish Revolutionary War museum in Philadelphia.
I can't say about the museum - it was under construction when I visited Philadelphia a few years ago - but the reconstructed Fort Ti is at left center as seen from the summit of Rattlesnake Mountain, in the background below:

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