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The Battle of Antietam

September 3, 1862 – “The present seem to be the most propitious time since the commencement of the war for the Confederate Army to enter Maryland.” – Robert E.

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War comes to Sharpsburg

When you ask someone to name some of the battles of the American Civil War the Battle of Antietam always comes out near the top. The name is instantly recognizable to even the most casual history buff. 2,425 more words

Potomac Home Brigade

Sharpsburg* (Six Word History 866)

Corn rows witnessed a deadly harvest.

*Also known as Antietam in Union-centric histories.

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A Sudden Glut of Baseball

After a quiet early portion of baseball season, bereft of games, things dramatically shifted. In the last week, I’ve checked out the Pirates’ gorgeous PNC Park, and caught a Single-A doubleheader, seeing both the Hagerstown Suns and Frederick Keys today. 86 more words


The Sunken Road

The Sunken Road at Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland.


"A Simple Hop, Skip, and Jump?" Burnside and His Bridge at Antietam: A Reexamination (Lecture)

Here’s Ranger John Hoptak giving a typically outstanding presentation on Ambrose Burnside’s performance at the Battle of Antietam, specifically on his performance at the bridge that now bears his name. 97 more words