Monday, September 13, 2010

Grove Farm, FJP HQ and Confederate Hospital

A bit further down Sharpsburg Pike from Pry Farm is the Grove Farm, known as Mt. Airy which was FJP's Headquarters and hospital for the confederates. Lincoln spent time here during his for day visit and Sharpsburg residents, including one of the Grove's daughters, recalled his presence and kind, gentle interaction with the Confederate wounded. Contrary to some opinions, it is here, behind Mt. Airy (rather than Pry Farm) that the famous photographs of Lincoln and his commanders were taken.

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