Saturday, 21 March 2009

Interesting Cornfields #1: Miller’s Cornfield

Miller's Cornfield at Antietam, originally uploaded by PKM_258.

Seeing the glint of Confederate bayonets concealed in the Cornfield, Hooker halted his infantry and brought up four batteries of artillery, which fired shell and canister over the heads of the Federal infantry, covering the field. The artillery and rifle fire from both sides acted like a scythe, cutting down cornstalks and men alike.

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