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KKK rally planned for Antietam Battlefield

A Rosedale, Md., Ku Klux Klan group has announced that it will hold a rally at Antietam National Battlefield on Sept. 7 to protest U.S. immigration policies and President Obama’s administration. Nine members are expected to attend, some wearing robes, according to news stories. Read full article >>

Saturday at Antietam National Battlefield

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. If any of you are around and might be able to make it, I hope to see you then and there. Show More Summary

Antietam battlefield restages 1862 photo exhibit

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

KEEDYSVILLE, MD (AP).- The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is recreating Mathew Brady's famous 1862 photographic exhibition documenting the Civil War's Battle of Antietam. The display of 21 original photographs and reproductions opens Friday at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the battlefield near Keedysville. Show More Summary

Antietam National Battlefield Park Gears Up To Commemorate Civil War's Bloodiest Day

2 years agoLifestyle / Travel : Gadling

It was the bloodiest day of the Civil War. After twelve hours of ferocious fighting on September 17, 1862, an estimated 23,000 soldiers had been killed, wounded, or declared missing. Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North was at an end. The Battle of Antietam, in Maryland, proved to be a turning point in the war. Show More Summary

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

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, Dentzer was killed in action near the Burnside Bridge. Show More Summary

149 years ago today. A snapshot of life one year before THE battle.

I encourage those who are able, to take advantage of all that is going on at Antietam National Battlefield, this weekend. Regretfully, I won’t be able to make it… though I most certainly plan on being there this time next year (and might even take a little time to hop across the Potomac next weekend, [...]

Pennsylvania's Civil War Militiamen Getting Long Overdue Attention. . .

Pennsylvania Militia Organize in Harrisburg Dave Maher is a good friend of mine, who I have come to know over the past few years through his volunteer work at Antietam National Battlefield. One thing I discovered...Show More Summary

"Sarah Palin is launching a nationwide bus tour starting Sunday in Washington..."

"... Palin will also be stopping at other spots of symbolic national significance on the East Coast, including the Civil War battlefields at Gettysburg and Antietam, and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.... In addition to the tour, Palin’s...Show More Summary

To Preview a Restored Gettysburg Rostrum, Look to Antietam

The National Park Service is planning on “redoing” the Rostrum in the Gettysburg National Cemetery to its original 1879 appearance. Antietam National Battlefield has refurbished its rostrum and it will be a model for the Gettysburg Rostrum. So we went to Antietam this weekend to take pictures of the rostrum in their National Cemetery. This [...]

Gettysburg National Military Park: Then & Now, Part 29: LBG Garry Adelman

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide, and Vice President of the Center for Civil War Photography, Garry Adelman, is pictured here instructing school teachers connected with the Civil War Preservation Trust on the Antietam National Battlefield. With Barry Martin and Tom Danninger, Garry created the CD, The Gettysburg Park Commission Photos: Then & Now. This view was [...]

Gettysburg National Military Park: Then & Now, Part 24: LBG Garry Adelman

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide, and Vice President of the Center for Civil War Photography, Garry Adelman, is at Antietam National Battlefield speaking to a group of teachers. He is standing on the path leading to the Maryland State Monument. The Smoketown Road is behind the post and rail fence. The Hagerstown Road is in the [...]

Gettysburg National Military Park: Then & Now, Part 21: LBG Garry Adelman

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide, and Vice President of the Center for Civil War Photography, Garry Adelman is leading a group of teachers connected with the Civil War Preservation Trust to the educational center at Antietam National Battlefield’s Mumma Farm. With Barry Martin and Tom Danninger, Garry created the CD, The Gettysburg Park Commission Photos: Then [...]

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 [...]

Near anniversary 2009

Saturday was another great day to be at the Antietam National Battlefield Park. It began early for me with an uneventful drive up the National Pike route, and a SHAF meeting in Keedysville which introduced promise of more website improvements and some exciting initiatives for the organization for the near future. After a photo-op at the [...]

Good Preservation Work Being Done at Antietam

The following passage, which comes from the quarterly newsletter of the Washington County, Maryland Planning Department, demonstrates the excellent preservation work being done around the Antietam National Battlefield by the local authorities. Show More Summary

Props. . .from Missouri

Turns out the Antietam National Battlefield (and yours truly) got a plug this past Sunday in the Columbia (Missouri) Daily Tribune's travel section. The article, which dropped the "k" from Hoptak and replaced it with an "x," is copied below. Show More Summary

Antietam, Emancipation, and Civil War Memory

John Hoptak's recent post on his experience discussing emancipation as a Park Ranger at the Antietam National Battlefield Park is well worth reading. This is an issue that I've discussed repeatedly on this site having to do with our inability...

Storm Ravages Antietam National Battlefield. . .

Click over to my buddy Mannie's blog to see photographs of the devastation left behind at the Antietam National Battlefield following severe storms that swept through the area yesterday: http://volunteersinparks.blogspot.com/2008/06/major-wind-storm-wracks-antietam.htmlMore...Show More Summary

Memorial Day Battlefield Tour

This summer will mark my third at Antietam National Battlefield, although it still seems like just yesterday when I first came on board. With the weather at last realizing that we are, indeed, in the midst of spring, the park's visitation...Show More Summary

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