• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Flood Plains

Along Antietam Creek exists a section of floodplain forest that is critical to the creeks health. The forest serves as a riparian buffer and is mainly composed of red maple, silver maple, sycamore and black walnut.

Did You Know?

Robert Gould Shaw

Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.