Re: [TalkAntietam] Albert Kern Photos
I can't give it to you exactly but digging into records of the Turnpike Co. will have it. I understand what you're saying and it frustrates me too. We (SHAF) offered to pay for fencing along the Hagerstown Pike, but we wanted to specify the 6 rail hog fence shown in pictures and putting it close to the paved road to recreate the "closed-in" feeling of the pike, but for safety and state highway regs, the NPS could not put thefence in close. They also didn't want to do the 6 rail fence, so we opted to fund other projects. That narrow space wwas a slaughter pen and it would be neat to recreate it.
Thomas G. Clemens D.A.
Professor of History
Hagerstown Community College
>>> "david lutton" <dunkerch@...> 02/06/08 7:08 PM >>>I have always wondered about the war-time width of the Hagerstown Pike. Looking at Kern's turn of the century photo from the Park Serivce webpage taken at the site of Battery B looking south seems to be somewhat wider that the pike's appearance in 1862.
Is there any record as to width of the Pike at this point in 1862?
I only ask because the recent addition of fence rails at this location has saddened me for various reasons and I feel I am losing prespective when I walk this ground.
Any help out there?
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