Huzzah! The NPS has just updated the <A HREF="http://www.nps.gov/anti/"
Antietam</A> website with all the info you can handle regarding the
Anniversary events (hikes/talks, etc).
Check the Quick links our at: http://www.nps.gov/anti/
Here is a sampling of the offerings...
Thursday, September 12, 2002
Program: Hike: A Prelude to Battle
Program: Kathleen Ernst on Too Afraid to Cry
Program: Presentation: Andrew Carroll will speak on War Letters:
Extraordinary Correspondence from American Wars
Weekend of September 14-15, 2002
Program: Hike: "A Great Tumbling Together of All Heaven and Earth"
Program: Talk: Battlefield in a Box-An Overview of the Battle
Program: Hike: In God's name what are your men fighting for? Unfurl those
Program: Ranger Led Battlefield Automobile Tour
Program: Artillery Demonstration
Program: The Battle of South Mountain by Ranger Al Preston, Maryland State
Program: Music of the Maryland Campaign
Program: Civil War Soldier
Program: Hikes: "…the adjacent planes were covered with a carpet of red, blue
Program: Walking tour of the Antietam National Cemetery
Program: Talk: Battlefield in a box-An Overview of the Battle
Program: Hike: "…the regiment prepared for the final struggle"
Program: Talk: Aftermath of Battle
Program: James McPherson Antietam: The Battle that Changed the Course of the
Tuesday, September, 17, 2002
Rangers will lead two extended battlefield hikes. The Morning hike meets at
the Visitor Center at 9:30 a.m. and it will last until noon (distance is 3.2
miles). The Afternoon Hike is from 1:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. The hike will begin
in the parking lot across from the National Cemetery and will cover about 3