• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

Tour Stop 11 - Antietam National Cemetery

National-Cemetery
 

Introduction

After the battle the dead were buried where they fell on the battlefield. Later they were reinterred along with Union soldiers who died in combat or in hospitals throughout the region. A total of 4,776 Union soldiers rest here along with dead from four other wars. Separate even in death. Confederate soldiers were buried in Hagerstown and Frederick, Maryland and Shepherdstown, Virginia, now West Virginia.

 

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