Countless places ranging from the locations of the fighting, to private homes turned into makeshift hospitals and battle headquarters, were affected by the Civil War. Countless more were created to honor those who fought, bled, and died on its battlefields. These are a few of the many such places accessible on National Park Service battlefields and historic sites that either played significant roles in the 1862 Maryland Campaign, or were constructed to commemorate the men and women who were touched by the hand of war.
"In future years traveler and tourist will eagerly resort [here]… and history will point out [this]as the spot where many acts in the great tragedy, not yet closed, took place." ~John D. Smith, 19th Maine Infantry, September 1862