Harpers Ferry town is almost a National park in itself. It carries a lode of history.
- Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
- He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
- He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
- His truth is marching on.
General Robert E Lee led the Confederates. Both sides suffered horrendous caualties.
Lee withdrew from the battle fields and retreated South.
The British (Palmerston was Prime Minister) and French governments who had been close to supporting the confederates changed their plans.
The Antietam Military National Park headquarters has excellent displays about this battle. The fields are marked with memorial plaques and statues.
We are enjoying eating in local establishments. In many other places we have visited there has been a sameness about the food options. A consequence of the dominance of the chain restaurants which have driven many small restaurants out of business.