Projects Past & Present
Antietam National Battlefield
On September 17, 1862, over 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or went missing in the bloodiest one-day battle in American history. General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was defeated by Union forces ending the first invasion of the North by Confederate forces. The battle led to President Lincoln issuing the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
Follow the links below to learn more about projects in the park:
- Archeological Overview, Assessment, Identification, and Evaluation Study of Newly Acquired Lands at Antietam National Battlefield, Maryland (PDF format: 2.2MB)
- Antietam video presentation
- Archeology at Antietam (PDF format: 2.1MB)
- Archeology at Antietam: The Effect of the Battle on an Agrarian Landscape
- Archeology at Antietam: Archeological Survey of New Lands, 2011-2013 (Poster) (PDF format: 5.6MB)
- Killed in Action at Antietam, September 17, 1862 (Poster) (PDF format: 313KB)
- Learn how historical research, archeology, and geographic information systems combine to illuminate events at the Battle of Antietam — a story map which looks at the Charge of the 7th Maine Infantry Regiment.