The stone observatory on the Bloody lane is now finished and ready for visitors. The view from this point alone is worth a visit to the famous Bloody lane as you can take in the entire right to the left nearly four miles. There will be, when all planted, nearly four hundred markers, giving one a good idea of the entire battle field with the advantage of the good roads. Every body ought to visit it and make a study of this great battle.
Time to get Virtual Antietam back on track
About three years ago I decided that if I were ever to finish Virtual Antietam, it would have to be an entirely different technological engine than Virtual Gettysburg, which took me five years to program. Realizing that I would never get it done in time for the 150th, I opted to write a book, Rare Images of Antietam. I picked up my first copies of my book on the way to speak at Antietam for the 150th anniversary. I had cut it close, but I made it.
Well, I feel it is finally time to get back to work on Virtual Antietam. I am not sure what final form it will take, but I do know it will be a fine mix of Drupal, PHP, Symfony, Angular JS, CSS3, SASS, HTML5, GPS, oh, and lots of cool photographs.
I took the first step this week and reworked the site so that it is responsive, which basically means it should look pretty good on your phone or iPad. I am using a photo of one of my relics today because over the last year I started digitizing my collection onto this site. Most of it is hidden, but my intent is to integrate it into Virtual Antietam.
So, this is going to be a work in progress, but I am excited to see where this ride takes me, and us...!?