Antietam Trip Report: April 14, 2012
by Tom Shay (Cressona, PA)

On Saturday April 14, 2012, I headed to Antietam for the afternoon Ranger-led hike of French's Divsion.
In the morning I visited Snavely's Ford, then headed for some of the park's farmsteads. This is my report. 

Snavely's Ford


(ABOVE) Map of Snavely's Ford

 


(ABOVE) Signpost for the ford, which is just ahead.


(ABOVE) The ford


(ABOVE) Looking west from ford toward Snavely Farm.


(ABOVE) Looking from ford up the slope toward position of 50th GA.


(ABOVE) View of Snavely Farm from slope of hill above the ford.

 


(ABOVE) The 50th GA were positioned behind a stone wall atop the slope.
These appear to be the few remnants left that I could find.


(ABOVE) View southeast down slope from 50th GA position.


(ABOVE) View southwest from 50th GA position toward Snavely Farm.


(ABOVE) View from beyond crest of 50th GA position looking north.

Farmsteads around the battlefield



(ABOVE) D.R. Miller farm under renovation.


(ABOVE) Alfred Poffenberger (aka Mary Locher) farmstead under renovation.

     
(ABOVE) Two more views of Alfred Poffenberger
(aka Mary Locher) farmstead under renovation.


(ABOVE) Great view from rarely visited perspective looking west
toward Roulette farm as seen by French's men during their approach.
You can see barn on left and Roulette house on right.

This page was updated April 27, 2012 by Tom Shay