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    Here is the NPS Antietam Fall schedule! OCTOBER Sunday, 13th- Battlefield Hike- The Cornfield-A Ranger led hike of the Battlefield that will discuss the
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      Here is the NPS Antietam Fall schedule!

      OCTOBER

      Sunday, 13th- Battlefield Hike- The Cornfield-A Ranger led hike of the
      Battlefield that will discuss the morning of the battle. The hike will
      focus on the initial contact in the East Woods, the struggle in the
      Miller Cornfield, and will conclude along the Hagerstown Turnpike. The
      hike will begin at 1 P.M. and end approximately 3 P.M. at the Visitors
      Center. The length of the hike is 1.7-miles.

      Monday, 14th- Biking Through History-Follow the Rangers around the
      Battlefield on your bicycle. We will follow the 8.5-mile tour road
      making numerous stops along the way. Those riders under 16 years of age
      must wear a helmet. Total length of tour is 10 miles and will last
      approximately 3 hours. Meet at the Visitors Center at 10:00 A.M.

      Saturday, 19th- Battlefield Hike-Seventh Maine & Battlefield
      Preservation- This hike will follow the route of the Seventh Maine
      Infantry on the afternoon of the Battle as they attempted to clear the
      Piper Farm of Confederate troops. We will also include stops to discuss
      various aspects of battlefield preservation including cannon
      restoration, the replanting of the Piper Orchard, and the archaeological
      survey of the Piper Orchard. The hike begins at 10:00 A.M. at the
      Visitor Center. This hike will last about two hours and be approximately
      2 miles in length.

      Sunday, 20th- Antietam Photography-At 10:00 A.M. join author,Bob Zeller,
      for a special presentation, "Antietam Rememberances, Battlefield Photos
      in 3-D". This will take place in the Visitors Center Theater.

      Later in the day, follow a Ranger around the field to see the locations
      where some of the images by Alexander Gardner were taken. This hike will
      travel to the Dunker Church, Hagerstown Turnpike, The Cornfield, and
      Mumma Farm. The hike will begin at 1 P.M. and end approximately 3 P.M.
      at the Visitors Center. Total length of the hike is 1.5 miles.

      Saturday, 26th- Battlefield Hike-West Point At Antietam- West Point
      Graduates were the backbone of the "Old Army". The Civil War split "The
      Old Army" and tested the skill of the officers and Military Thery of the
      day. This hike will begin at Tour Stop # 2, The North Woods, and end at
      the same location. The length of the hike is 1.5 miles and the hike
      starts at 10:00 A.M.

      Sunday, 27th- Battlefield Hike-Longstreet At Antietam-Follow in the path
      of General James Longstreet around the Antietam Battlefield. The hike
      will stop at The Sunken Road, the Piper Farm, as well as other
      locations. The hike will begin at 1 P.M. and end approximately 3 P.M. at
      the Visitors Center. The length of the hike is 2 miles.

      NOVEMBER

      Sunday, 3rd- Biking Through History- Follow the Rangers around the
      Battlefield on your bicycle. We will follow the 8.5 mile tour road
      making numerous stops along the way. Those riders under 16 years of age
      must wear a helmet. Total length of tour is 10 miles and will last
      approximately 3 hours. Meet at the Visitors Center at 10:00 A.M.

      Sunday, 10th- Battlefield Hike-Another Lost Opportunity: George Greene
      at Antietam-This Battlefield hike will follow the action surrounding G.
      Greene's Division of the Union Twelfth Corps. We will walk through the
      Cornfield, East Woods, Mumma Swale, Dunker Church, and West Woods. The
      hike will begin at 1 P.M. and end approximately 3 P.M. at the Visitors
      Center. The length of the hike is 1.5 miles.

      Sunday, 17th- Battlefield Hike- The Burnside Bridge-This Battlefield
      hike will explore the Union advance towards the Burnside Bridge. We will
      cover the high ground east of the Bridge, Confederate Overlook, and a
      portion of Snavely's Ford Trail. The hike will begin at 1 P.M. at the
      Visitors Center and end approximately 3 P.M. Total length of the hike is
      about 2 miles.

      DECEMBER

      Friday, 6th- Council on America's Military Past -Lecture at 7 P.M. in
      the Visitors Center: More information to follow.

      Saturday, 7th- Thirteenth Annual Memorial Illumination- Volunteers place
      over 23,000 candles on the battlefield, each representing a casualty
      from the bloodiest single-day-battle in American History. Driving tour
      begins at 6 P.M. on route 34 east of Sharpsburg. In the event of high
      winds or heavy rain, this event will be rescheduled to December 14th.

      URL IS: http://www.nps.gov/anti/Press_Re30.htm

      Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
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