Tuesday, Bloody Tuesday

I may overdose on blood tomorrow.  I perused my weekly newsletter from the Kansas City Public Library this morning and debated (with myself) and ultimately capitulated (again with myself) on attending an event scheduled for Tuesday evening at the downtown Central library location.

I won’t get much of a break from driving tomorrow afternoon.  Since I get back to Lansing around 5:15 p.m., I won’t have time to do much but switch vehicles.  And I’ll have to keep my fingers crossed that the traffic eastbound to/through downtown isn’t backed up due to an accident or sporting event.

I decided to attend because the blurb noted that the panel of historians came from Ft. Leavenworth, specifically the U.S. Army Command and General Staff college.  Practically in my backyard.  It’s the least I can do, supporting the troops and all.  Besides, I know next to nothing about Antietam, but I know it’s been the focus of research, books, movies, etc.

If you live in the Kansas City metro area, and are looking for a way to celebrate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, join me tomorrow evening at the Central Library for the reception and program on Antietam: The Bloodiest Day.