• Cannon and Cornfield at Dawn

    Antietam

    National Battlefield Maryland

2008 Battle Anniversary Schedule

Full Weekend Schedule

Friday, September 12, 2008 (pdf doc)

Saturday, September 13, 2008 (pdf doc)

Sunday, September 14, 2008 (pdf doc)

Hikes Only (Sat, Sun, and Wed) (pdf doc)

On Wednesday, September 17, 2008, the park will host a special walk, Morning in the Cornfield. This hike will meet at 7:00 a.m. at Tour Stop 4, The Cornfield and will last about one hour.

At 9:00 a.m. an all day hike of the battlefield will begin at the battlefield visitor center. This part of the hike will run until approximately noon and then break for lunch. The afternoon portion of the hike will start at 1:30 p.m. and will meet at the National Cemetery parking lot. The lot is located across the street from the Naitonal Cemetery on MD Rt. 34 and this is the start and end point for this hike.

 

Did You Know?

15th Massachusetts Infantry Monument

The 15th Massachusetts Infantry went into the Battle of Antietam with 606 soldiers. 318 were killed or wounded, the highest number for any Union regiment in the battle. Their monument features a wounded lion carved in granite.