Saturday 23 September 2017

“Battle of Antietam” Tour

Tour Marching Orders

Date: 23 September 2017

Assembly Location/Time: Antietam National Battlefield Park Parking Lot
5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD 21782 8:30 AM
Tour Duration: Tour expected to end about 5:00 PM

Cost: Free to All.

Uniform of the Day: Dress for possible hot & humid weather, wear comfortable shoes; bug spray to deal with possible ticks, etc.

Lunch:  "Bonnie’s at The Red Byrd” (Keedysville, MD)

Tour Features:  The Battle of Antietam has been referred to as the bloodiest day in American Military History. Please join us for the 2017 Spring Tour: “Battle of Antietam,” as we walk some of the most contested ground in the entire American Civil War with stops at famous sites like the Cornfield, West Woods, Sunken Road, Burnside Bridge, Antietam National Cemetery, and several others. Robert E. Lee, with his Maryland campaign gone awry, decided to make a stand along the Antietam Creek. The Fall Tour, sponsored by the Bull Run Civil War Round Table, will walk this bloody ground that saw more than 23,000 casualties. Antietam was the first battlefield to ever be photographed. Find out how terrain influenced the battle, and how this one-day contest affected both individuals and a nation at war.

Tour Leader: Scott Kenepp cell: 703-624-4995.