• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn


    National Battlefield Maryland

Multimedia Presentations




Dunker Church

Keith Snyder-NPS

The Antietam Memorial Illumination is held yearly, the first Saturday in December. Over 23,000 luminaries are placed across the field to represent each casuality that occurred on September 17, 1862. Click here (Quicktime Video-7:30 length-10.6 MB) to see the illumination video and for more information, visit our Memorial Illumination page.
firing demonstration

Cannon Firing Demonstration

Keith Snyder-NPS

Also known as the 'King of Battle', artillery played a key role at Antietam. This video will explore the different types of cannon that were involved in the battle, as well as how the big guns were loaded and fired.

Click here for the video, QuickTime 15.2 MB.

Click here to go to our artillery page.

Alexander Gardner's traveling darkroom at the Burnside Bridge

Alexander Gardner's traveling darkroom at the Burnside Bridge

Alexander Gardner took 70 photographs of the battlefield starting just two days after the battle. This was the first time an American battlefield had ever been photographed before the dead had been buried. Click here to view a Windows Media Video (WMV 4:19 length-13.7 MB) on Gardner at Antietam. To see more of Gardner's photographs click here.

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