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Antietam Illumination

One of the most moving experiences you can have anywhere is driving through the battlefield during the annual Antietam Memorial Illumination.  This year the tradition returns on Saturday, December 5th to the Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland. On that evening, volunteers will light over 23,000 luminaries - candles in small paper bags - distributed across the [...]
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Battlefield Illumination 2008

History / US History : Behind AotW (5 years ago)

If you can get to the battlefield, and especially if you’ve never done this before, make a point to be there on Saturday, December 6. It’s the 20th Annual Memorial Illumination. It will be stunning. You’ll be awestruck, I promise. V... Read Post

Antietam's Memorial Illumination. . .Few Things Are More Profound

History / US History : The 48th Pennsylvania (2 years ago)

Tonight, a candle will burn on the Antietam National Battlefield in honor of George Dentzer, a twenty-five-year-old private in Company K, 48th Pennsylvania, and a one time railroad laborer from Cressona. On September 17, 1862, Dentz... Read Post

Saturday at Antietam National Battlefield

History / US History : Rantings of a Civil War Historian (2 years ago)

This Saturday, October 13, 2012, is Ohio Day at the Antietam National Battlefield. I will be speaking at the Antietam battlefield Visitor Center at 11:00 this Saturday morning on Ohio at Antietam as part of the Ohio Day festivities.... Read Post


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