This was my first visit to Antietam for the lighting of the luminaries. This is the 150 anniversary. I was there in September. That night I walked the Battlefield for four hours from field to field to capture images that are now burned into my memory. As a Civil war historian and a member of the civil War Trust, the importance of commemorating the lives lost and saving the lands that mark those losses is extremely important. Lest we forget in today's time the history of acrimony of such disagreement.