Antietam National Battlefield

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Antietam National Battlefield:

see Antietam campaignAntietam campaign
, Sept., 1862, of the Civil War. After the second battle of Bull Run, Gen. Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac to invade Maryland and Pennsylvania. At Frederick, Md., he divided (Sept.
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Antietam National Battlefield

Address:PO Box 158
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Size: 3,255 acres.
Established: Established as a national battlefield site on August 30, 1890; transferred from War Department on August 10, 1933. Entrance fee required.
Location:North and east of Sharpsburg, Maryland, along MD 34 and 65. Both routes intersect either US 40 or 40A and I-70. Visitor center is north of Sharpsburg on MD 65.
Facilities:Campground (10 sites; @di), rest rooms (é), bicycle trail, visitor center (é), museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Auto touring (8.5 miles), camping, hiking, bicycling, fishing, interpretive programs (during the summer season).
Special Features:General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North was ended on this battlefield on September 17, 1862. The battle claimed more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing in a single day -- more than on any other day of the Civil War -- and led to Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. The Pry House Field Hospital Museum is located in the historic Pry House, which served as Union Commander General George B. McClellan's headquarters during the battle. Antietam (Sharpsburg) National Cemetery (5,032 interments; 1,836 unidentified) adjoins the park.

See other parks in Maryland.
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Antietam National Battlefield is part of Marylands rich network of historical sites that draw tourism and provide educational opportunities for visitors, said Senator Van Hollen.
This federal investment in Antietam National Battlefield will help preserve one of Marylands most important historical landmarks so that future generations may go and learn about a critical turning point in our nations Civil War firsthand, said Senator Cardin.
However, Susan Moore, superintendent of Antietam National Battlefield, said, "The budget being what it is, we would not be in a position to wish it transferred to us.
Participating national parks include Gateway National Recreation Area (NY/NJ), Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Pea Ridge National Military Park (AR), Hot Springs National Park (AR), Antietam National Battlefield (MD), Shiloh National Military Park (TN), Wright Brothers National Memorial (NC), Ulysses S.
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When I entered the business of interpreting history to the public, I brought with me an intellectual sophistication not far evolved from my childhood sentiments as a nine-year-old in Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland: History is cool.
As a result, more than 39 national parks are currently at risk, including several Civil War battlefields, such as Gettysburg National Military Park, Antietam National Battlefield, and Monocacy National Battlefield.
NPCA does not support the construction of cell towers in national parks and has directly opposed them in parks such as Antietam National Battlefield, Grand Teton National Park, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park (where a recent proposal for three towers along a main road was scrapped in June).
Farther out, at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park in West Virginia, managers have worked to protect the historical landscapes from sprawl, expanding their parks with key land acquisitions.
Rangers are trained to explain that the way bullets are assembled in the ground can reveal to us where a troop or unit was located and give us some new piece of information about the battle that we didn't know before," says Ed Wenschhof, chief ranger at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland.
At Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, however, archaeologists have been experimenting with computer visualization techniques to build a detailed, three-dimensional topographic picture of the battle.

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