10/21/2012Location: Antietam National Battlefield | Map Fee Information: $4.00 per person, $6.00 per family Contact Name: Visitor Center Contact Phone Number: 301-432-5124
On September 17, 1862, New Yorkers made up a quarter of the Union troops at the battle of Antietam.
According to Civil War historians, the New Yorkers also lost a quarter of their troops in that single-day battle.
On Sunday, October 21, "New York Day" will be held at Antietam National Battlefield. The day will begin at 9am with Jeff Richmond, Historian of Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery presenting "Antietam at Greenwood" in the Visitor Center Theater.
This will be followed by a rededication ceremony of the New York State Monument at 10:15am.
For additional information on this and other programs please call 301-432-5124.
About Antietam National Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield preserves and interprets the site of the site of the September 17, 1862, Civil War battle that marked the end of General Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the North. The battle claimed more than 23,000 men killed, wounded, and missing in one single day, and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation.