• 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?

Artillery at Antietam

Over 500 cannons participated in the Battle of Antietam, firing over 50,000 rounds of ammunition. The cannonade was so severe that Confederate artillery commander Colonel S.D. Lee described the battle as "artillery hell."