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Antietam Battlefield, MD

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Cannons at Antietam National Battlefield

Antietam National Battlefield Cannons

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Antietam National Cemetery

Antietam National Battlefield Cemetery

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Burnside's Bridge at Antietam Battlefield

Burnside's Bridge at Antietam Battlefield

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Time has returned Antietam National Battlefield, the site of the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War, to its tranquil antebellum appearance, with woodlands giving way to sloping cornfields bound by rough-hewn fences. On September 17, 1862, more than 23,000 Union and Confederate troops were killed, wounded, or missing here. The gruesome battle led Abraham Lincoln to issue the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. A self-guided tour by car follows 8½ miles of well-preserved battlefield including the Dunker Church and Bloody Lane. A 26-minute documentary is shown at the visitor center twice each hour, and there is an exhibit of Civil War artifacts.

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Hallowed Ground
Hallowed Ground

In 1862, 23,000 soldiers died at Antietam on the Civil War’s bloodiest day. Take a self-guided tour, or sign up for a ranger-led excursion.

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Making Medical History
Making Medical History

The Civil War Medical Museum tells the stories of heroic doctors and nurses who saved lives on the battlefield and off.

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Confederate Resting Place
Confederate Resting Place

Some 2,000 Confederate soldiers are buried at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Hagerstown and commemorated by the 1977 Statue of Hope.

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6 Fascinating Civil War Battles Across the Continent

You learned about Civil War battles in school, but museums and memorials across the country - like Gettysburg Battlefield - tell a deeper story about a secret war in places you might not expect.

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Battle of Monocacy
Battle of Monocacy

You'll see white-tailed deer roaming the Monocacy Battlefield, the site of the northernmost Confederate victory of the Civil War.

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Presidential Retreat
Presidential Retreat

You’re welcome to take a hike in the hills of Catoctin Mountain Park, but nearby Camp David is off-limits unless you’re in a presidential motorcade.

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