This is the Bloody Lane as it appears today:
This is the Bloody Lane the day after the Battle:
I find Antietam, of all the battlegrounds I have visited both in America and in Europe, to certainly have the strongest sense of 'Hallowed Ground" .
This stone out building was there at the time of the Battle, but had a shake roof:
Stone walls- I asked a Park Ranger about these:
We have taken many trips like this over the years, first for just enjoyment, then for Barb's Bunker and now of course Architects of War. We must have 1000 pictures on file from American and some European Battlefields. I even have a few of Hong Kong and the Japanese landing sites there. We use them to try to make our stuff look as "real" as possible. After all, if we are all going to fuss over how many buttons a sack coat has or how many cartridges a German infantry man carries, we DO believe our motto-Its Time to Build Better Battlefields.
Below is proper Snake fencing:
The planks on the barn behind Barb date to about 10 years after the battle. Look how wide they are!
We are doing our best to bring you buildings and terrain kits that are as authentic as we can make them. We enjoy the process and hope you enjoy the result.