• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Archeological Survey at Antietam

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Date: September 28, 2011

This fall a three year project to survey, identify and evaluate archeological resources within lands acquired in the last ten years will begin at Antietam National Battlefield. Under a contract with the National Park Service, archeologists with The Louis Berger Group, Inc. will conduct field work in an effort to identify and learn more about the battlefield landscape and the landscape of the farms and fields. The lands to be investigated were not covered during previous archeological surveys of the park. Battlefield staff are hoping the study can provide answers to specific battle related questions as well as provide more information about the location of other farm structures and their uses.

For more information please contact Jane Custer, Chief, Cultural Resource Division at 301-432-7893.

Did You Know?

Nelson Miles during the Civil War

Colonel Nelson Miles of the 64th New York Infantry was a volunteer officer at Antietam and was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Chancellorsville. After the Civil War he remained in the Army and by the Spanish American War in 1898 he was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army.