Hello and welcome to our thirteenth field report!
War of Rights celebrates the lives of the lost soldiers on this 17th of September, 152 years after the rolling gunfire first resounded over the hills and valleys, and offers a small teaser with a very early look at the members of the Corps D'Afrique!
Mr. D.R. Miller of Antietam had no idea of the butchery that would go on in his fields as the autumn days turned their color from a rich green to a golden tan. Before he could harvest them, the area became swarmed with the opposing troops of the Union and Confederacy. On Nicodemus Hill to the left and Dunker Church to the south, cannons roared their cacophonous song, as screaming balls of lead soared into the ranks of the blue-clad men entering the field.
Within two hours, the 16,500 men of both sides had inflicted on each other over 13,000 casualties between wounded and dead. The cornfield itself was decimated by the slaughter, and tainted red from the blood of both sides. The rest of the day would touch the lives of 22,717 families, whether the loved one was felled or left broken, like a china doll.
That's all for now. Until next time, have a good one!