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Antietam’s Fields Little Changed Through the Years (But Guns No Longer Roar)


Battlefield in 1937 Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information




On a hot September day, three-quarters of a century ago, one of the critical battles of the Civil War was fought over a meandering creek and fertile fields not many miles from Hagerstown, Md.
On Friday, in commemoration of that battle, known as the Battle of Antietam, or Sharpsburg, 20,000 infantrymen and artillerymen of the Twenty-ninth will be directed in a re-enactment of the battle by Maj. Gen Milton A. Reckford, adjutant general of the State of Maryland.

...Copyright 1937, Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive and The Washington Post. All rights reserved.




ID:
wcaa036

Creator:
Washington Post

Rights:
Reprinted with permission from Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive Company and The Washington Post. Washington Post
Notes:
Left, Burnside Bridge, right Antietam National Cemetery where Union dead from the battle were buried.

Date:
19370-09-13

Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, Washington County Free Library.

Subject:
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862: Centennial celebrations, etc

Coverage:
Washington County (Md.), 1937.

 
 
Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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