Liam Farrell | July 28, 2016
It’s summer when I think about the Civil War.
I think of childhood trips with dappled sunlight on Burnside’s Bridge at Antietam and the cool touch of Devil’s Den boulders at Gettysburg.
I think of humid Fourth of July nights, when my family would go down the street from our Maryland home to watch fireworks from the roof of a mansion where Union General Joseph Hooker was relieved of command.
I think of the soft violin sounds in “Ashokan Farewell,” the theme to the Ken Burns series, which often wafted from my father’s television set.