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Burnside Bridge, G2713
“Burnside Bridge”<br />
Antietam National Battlefield<br />
Sharpsburg, Maryland<br />
 2014<br />
Peaceful waters reflect the sturdy limestone arches of Burnside Bridge, located southeast of Sharpsburg, Maryland.   Built in 1836 as a crossing of Antietam Creek, the bridge witnessed the daunting task of a Union attack on the Confederate infantry and artillery in 1862.  A sycamore tree provides a respite just as it did for battle-weary soldiers over 150 years ago.