Mary Todd Dies
On July 16, 1882, Mary Todd Lincoln died of a stroke at the home of her sister in Springfield, Illinois at the age of 63. Please share your thoughts about Mrs. Lincoln. ... See MoreSee Less
In September 1884 when discussing a possible book project U.S. Grant modestly remarked "Do you really think anyone would be interested in a book by me?" Shortly after this the General began work on his memoirs receiving encouragement from fellow author and publisher Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain). Ten months later, July 16th, 1885, on Mt. McGregor a terminally ill Grant would simply write: "There is nothing more I should do to it now..." His masterwork the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant would quickly enter the realm of respected works of literature. 134 years later Grant Cottage Historic Site stands as a Literary Landmark representing the site where a revered work of literature that has been continually in print was completed. It has provided countless historians and scholars a valuable and clear perspective on a pivotal moment in American history. In the preface written at Grant Cottage the ever-modest Grant states: "I present these volumes to the public, asking no favor but hoping they will meet the approval of the reader." ... See MoreSee Less
We had a local photography group come by the other day and swarm the place with their cameras, tripods, and flashes. They even had a model with a beautiful Civil War era dress. It was so fun and interesting to see what they found interesting about the Inn. Loved watching them and loved tbe photos I’ve seen so far! Here’s a sample of what they took. Thanks Joes Moment In Time Photography! Looking forward to having the group back sometime! 📷📸☺️Photo Shoot at the Inn At Antietam. Was a great night and our model Beth did a great job as always. ... See MoreSee Less
Interesting, and it highlights, intentionally or not, the hard work y'all have done to the place. One item of interest: what is the story behind the mask?
I hate that the model in reenacting at the graves of soldiers!
Did y’all get a pup? He looks like a Doodle!!😬
In case you weren't able to attend our living history event this weekend, you are in luck. We will have artillery firing demonstrations on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. For a full list of events, visit our website. https://www.nps.gov/anti/planyourvisit/2019-annual-schedule.htm ... See MoreSee Less