Remembering the Violence of Antietam

September 8, 2018

Antietam National Battlefield is proud to partner with the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War with and the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College to bring you "Remembering the Violence of Antietam" - a day-long program focusing on the culture of commemoration, violence, and memorialization that occurred after the Battle of Antietam.

The program will take place on Saturday, September 8, 2018 and will begin on the Shepherd University campus at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education located at 213 N. King Street in Shepherdstown, WV. The morning programming will include lectures from Amelia Grabowski, Dr. Peter Carmichael (Gettysburg College), and Dr. Caroline Janney (University of Virginia) beginning at 9:00am and ending at 12:00pm.

Participants will then be free to eat lunch before heading over to Antietam National Battlefield for the three afternoon lectures delivered by Dr. James Broomall (Shepherd University), Brian Baracz (Antietam National Battlefield), and Keith Snyder (Antietam National Battlefield). The afternoon lectures will begin at 1:00pm and participants will meet at the Visitor's Center at Antietam National Battlefield located at 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD.

Both the morning and afternoon lectures are free and open to the public but registration is required for the morning programming in the Byrd Center auditorium. To register for the morning programming, please email Jennifer Alarcon at and indicate how many seats you are reserving for the morning lectures. For full schedule details, please see below, visit the event Facebook page, or call the George Tyler Moore Center at 304-876-5429. We hope to see you there!

Remembering the Violence of Antietam - Schedule
Morning Lectures at Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education
213 N. King Street, Shepherdstown, WV

9:00am: "The Making of the Angel of the Battlefield" - Amelia Grabowski

10:00am: "Where is the Blood? Imagination, Violence, and the Sunken Lane" - Dr. Peter Carmichael

11:00am: "On this Field Died Slavery: Remembering and Reconciling at Antietam" - Dr. Caroline Janney

12:00pm: Lunch break - Participants free to eat on their own and then travel to Antietam National Battlefield *Please note - lunch and transportation are not provided*
Afternoon Lectures begin at Antietam National Battlefield Visitor's Center at 5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD

1:30pm: "To 'learn how terrible a thing war is': James Hope's Bloody Vision of the Battle of Antietam" - Dr. James Broomall

2:30pm: "Memory in Bronze and Stone" - Brian Baracz

4:00pm: "The Global Sacrifice for Freedom at Antietam National Cemetery" - Keith Snyder
Poster for September 8, 2018 event

Last updated: August 8, 2018

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