Wreaths Across America, Antietam National Cemetery, December 16, 2017
Wreaths Across America, Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD. December 16, 2017
ANTIETAM NATIONAL CEMETERY - The History Guy
In 1864, State Senator Lewis P. Firey introduced to the Maryland Senate a plan to establish a state, or national, cemetery for the men who died in the Maryland Campaign of 1862. On March 23, 1865, the state established a burial site by purchasing 11¼ acres for $1,161.75.
The original Cemetery Commission's plan allowed for burial of soldiers from both sides. However, the rancor and bitterness over the recently completed conflict and the devastated South's inability to raise funds to join in such a venture persuaded Maryland to recant. Consequently, only Union dead are interred here. Confederate remains were re-interred in Washington Confederate Cemetery in Hagerstown, Maryland; Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland; and Elmwood Cemetery in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Approximately 2,800 Southerners are buried in these three cemeteries, over 60% of whom are unknown.
In an effort to locate grave sites and identify the occupants, no one was of more value than two area men: Aaron Good and Joseph Gill. In the days, months, and years following the battle, these men freely gave of their time and gathered a large number of names and burial locations. The valuable service provided by these men cannot be overstated. The dead were identified by letters, receipts, diaries, photographs, marks on belts or cartridge boxes, and by interviewing relatives and survivors. Contributions totaling over $70,000 were submitted from 18 Northern states to the administrators of the Antietam National Cemetery Board. With a workforce consisting primarily of honorably discharged soldiers, the cemetery was completed by September 1867.
On September 17, 1867, on the fifth anniversary of the battle, the cemetery was ready for the dedication ceremonies. The ceremony was important enough to bring President Andrew Johnson and other dignitaries. President Johnson proclaimed, When we look on yon battlefield, I think of the brave men who fell in the fierce struggle of battle, and who sleep silent in their graves. Yes, many of them sleep in silence and peace within this beautiful enclosure after the earnest conflict has ceased.
LTG Kadavy Memorial Day Speech at Antietam National Cemetery
Director of the Army National Guard, LTG Timothy J. Kadavy delivered remarks at Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg MD on this Memorial Day, 2016. General Kadavy also laid a wreath at the battle field monument in honor of all U.S. Service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice for there country.
Antietam: Civil War battlefield hike
I surprised to discover one is actually allowed to hike the Antietam National Battlefield, just outside Sharpsburg, Maryland. Indeed, the NPS web site ( ) even provides maps of the trails. So, I put together a hike ( ) that followed the course of the battle: The Cornfield Trail, West Wood Trail, Antietam Remembered Trail, Mumma Farm, Bloody Lane Trail (Sunken Road), Irish Brigade monument, Sherrick Farm Trail, Union Advance Trail, Burnside Bridge, Snavely Ford Trail and Final Attack Trail, hitting each sector of the battle at about the same time of day as it actually occured. I finished my day at the Antietam National Cemetery. Unfortunately, the start was quite cold & wet, and it was very windy all day.
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Battle Hymn of the Republic
Wreaths Across America at Antietam National Cemetery
Over 1,000 people were at Antietam National Cemetery to celebrate Wreaths Across America. Watch this video for details.
Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, MD
2009 Memorial Illuminaiton
Preservation and Commemoration at Antietam National Battlefield (Lecture)
2015 marked the 125th anniversary of Antietam National Battlefield, one of the five original battlefield parks created by the War Department. Since 1890, veterans, military groups, preservationists, and the National Park Service have all played a role in the creation, expansion, and preservation of one of the most pristine battlefields in the country. Join Keith Snyder, Chief of Interpretation, for a look at the evolution of the site of America's bloodiest day.
HAUNTED ANTIETAM BATTLEFIELD SLIDESHOW
Haunted Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Md.
Antietam Moment: Lost in the Cornfield
Taking a look at the battlefield from the ground reveals the difference between the soldier's view and the historian's view; the soldier being the one whom actually makes history, and the historian the one whom merely has to opine upon it.
Civil War's Bloodiest Battle Near Antietam German Baptist Meeting House
Bloodiest Battle on American Soil, Kills or Wounds 23,000 On
Doorsteps of German Baptist Meeting House
The Civil War Battle of Antietam, which was fought on just one day, September 17, 1862 is described by historians as the bloodiest battle on this country's soil. The German Baptist Brethren Meeting House of Antietam is one of the most noted landmarks, on that field of combat, where an estimated 23,000 soldiers were killed or wounded between 9:00AM and noon.
For a step back in time, Brethren Voices visits the National Park of the Antietam Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland to get the rest of the story about the Dunker Church. At the 2018 Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren, in Cincinnati, we also visited with Jeff Bach of the Young Center of Elizabethtown College.
He shares more about this congregation, as it dealt with the Civil War on its doorsteps. Jeff states that the Confederate army actually used the Dunker Church building as a field hospital for needed amputations, in an attempt to save soldiers' lives. The Union army used nearby barns of farmers, for its hospitals.
Jeff also shares stories about David Long, an Elder of the Dunker (German Baptist Brethren) Church as well as details of slavery, before and after the Civil War. He states the Emancipation Proclamation did not take affect in Maryland, as it was not one of the Confederate States. According to Bach, the slaves held in Maryland were freed by State of Maryland legislation, enacted, after the Civil War.
Brent Carlson, host of Brethren Voices, places this battle in the perspective of perhaps our greatest challenge of today, climate change.
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Published: Jan 14, 2019, ID: BV 19-01
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Tours-TV.com: Antietam National Battlefield Memorial
Memorial in commemoration of 3600 soldiers, fallen in one of the most bloody battles of Civil War, which occured at the town of Sharpsburg on the Antietam Creek in september of 1867. United States : Maryland. See on map .
The Coward at Antietam (Tuthill Cut)
THE COWARD AT ANTIETAM (The Tuthill Cut)
Produced by Brian Crosby and Michael Tuthill
Edited by Michael Tuthill
Original Costume Design by Jacob Hamelin
Shot on location at the Antietam National Battlefield and Sharpsburg, Maryland
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Battle of Antietam, Civil War Soldier Burial (2 of 3)
I wanted to share video of ceremony at Saratoga Springs -- the Burial of an Unknown Soldier from the Battle of Antietam, MD. Died: Sep 17, 1862. Buried: Sep 17, 2009. (2 of 3)
More than 22,000 men were killed or wounded on September 17, 1862, during the Battle of Antietam, or, the Battle of Sharpsburg if you are from the South. Southerners named battles after the nearest town, whereas Northerners named battles after the nearest body of water or other notable natural land formation.
Like many battlefields, Antietam is haunted; ghosts from both sides of the War Between the States continue their fight over 150 years later. Apparitions have been spotted at Antietam; phantom rifle and cannon fire, shouts, drum beats, and war songs have also, been heard. Visitors have been fooled by ghosts who they thought were Civil War re-enactors. What were thought to be actors recreating a battle scene were actually phantoms that suddenly vanished.
Antietam is briefly mentioned in a new book that will be coming out in June 2018.
Visages of Antietam
I visited the Antietam Battlefield over the Christmas holidays 2013 and made several time-lapse segments and decided to put them into a small time-lapse film.The Army of the Potomac, under the command of George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against Robert E. Lee's forces near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. The morning assault and vicious Confederate counterattacks swept back and forth through Miller's Cornfield and the West Woods. Later, towards the center of the battlefield, Union assaults against the Sunken Road pierced the Confederate center after a terrible struggle. Late in the day, the third and final major assault by the Union army pushed over a bullet-strewn stone bridge at Antietam Creek.
Just as the Federal forces began to collapse the Confederate right, the timely arrival of A.P. Hill's division from Harpers Ferry helped to drive the Army of the Potomac back once more. The bloodiest single day in American military history ended in a draw, but the Confederate retreat gave Abraham Lincoln the victory he desired before issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.
MD Route 34 (Antietam National Battlefield)
MD Route 34 (Antietam National Battlefield)
Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam /ænˈtiːtəm/ also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the South, fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek as part of the Maryland Campaign, was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It is the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with a combined tally of dead, wounded, and missing at 22,717.
After pursuing Confederate General Robert E. Lee into Maryland, Union Army Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan launched attacks against Lee's army, in defensive positions behind Antietam Creek. At dawn on September 17, Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker's corps mounted a powerful assault on Lee's left flank. Attacks and counterattacks swept across Miller's cornfield and fighting swirled around the Dunker Church. Union assaults against the Sunken Road eventually pierced the Confederate center, but the Federal advantage was not followed up. In the afternoon, Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside's corps entered the action, capturing a stone bridge over Antietam Creek and advancing against the Confederate right. At a crucial moment, Confederate Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill's division arrived from Harpers Ferry and launched a surprise counterattack, driving back Burnside and ending the battle. Although outnumbered two-to-one, Lee committed his entire force, while McClellan sent in less than three-quarters of his army, enabling Lee to fight the Federals to a standstill. During the night, both armies consolidated their lines. In spite of crippling casualties, Lee continued to skirmish with McClellan throughout September 18, while removing his battered army south of the Potomac River.
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Connecticut Yankees At Antietam and Gettysburg
In farm fields and woodlots of Maryland and Pennsylvania, Connecticut blood was spilled in the summer of 1862 an 1863. In Sharpsburg, Md., nearly 3,000 soldiers from the state fought to save the Union at the Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862. On July 1-3, 1863, 1,300 Connecticut soldiers were among the Union troops who stopped the Rebel invasion of the North at Gettysburg, Pa.