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Makeshift hospitals for the wounded, private homes turned into battle headquarters, and more memorials than one can count - a wide variety of structures and sites were either directly affected by the Civil War, or later built in commemoration of it. And not surprisingly, as the caretaker of America's treasures, including battlefields and military parks, hundreds of the sites that still remain are today located within the National Park System.

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  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Antietam Battlefield - Dunker Church

    Photo of Dunker Church in the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam

    Dunker Church, a meeting house for the German Baptist Brethren who lived in the Sharpsburg area, was the focal point of repeated clashes during the Battle of Antietam as both the Union and Confederate armies sought to occupy and hold the high ground around it. Read more

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Antietam Battlefield - Mumma Farm

    Wartime photo showing destroyed Mumma family buildings

    Burned by the Confederates to prevent their use by Union sharpshooters, the Mumma farm was the only civilian property intentionally destroyed during the battle. Read more

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Antietam Battlefield - Philip Pry Farm

    Wartime photo of the Philip Pry House

    The Philip Pry House served as headquarters for Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, Union commander during the Battle of Antietam, and as a field hospital and headquarter of the Army of the Potomac medical department in the aftermath. Read more

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Antietam Battlefield - Roulette Farm

    Wartime photo of the Roulette house

    During the Battle of Antietam, thousands of Union soldiers passed through the Roulette farm on their way to the fighting at the Sunken Road. Afterwards, their the barn was used as a field hospital for many of the wounded and over 700 soldiers were buried in the fields. Read more

  • Antietam National Battlefield

    Antietam Battlefield - West Woods

    Wartime photo of soldiers awaiting burial at the West Woods

    Throughout the morning of the battle, the Union army launched numerous attacks in and around the West Woods attempting to drive the Confederates from the field. General John Sedgewick's Union division lost over 2,000 killed and wounded during one of these attacks. Read more