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    Antietam anniversary hikes have been announced. Visit www.nps.gov/anti/Hikes03.htm for full details. Tours for
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      Antietam anniversary hikes have been announced.

      Visit <A HREF="www.nps.gov/anti/Hikes03.htm">www.nps.gov/anti/Hikes03.htm</A> for full details.

      Tours for Saturday, Sept 13 and Sunday, Sept 14th are:

      7- 8 a.m. "A Great Tumbling Together of All Heaven and Earth"- The Opening
      Guns of Battle - This 1-mile hike follows the route of Hooker's attack from the
      North Woods, through the Cornfield, toward the Dunker Church. Tour stop #2
      -the North Woods.

      8:15 - 9:30 a.m. "The Dogs of War are Loose"- Hood's Counterattack and the
      arrival of the 12th Corps - 1-mile hike following the charge of the Texas
      Brigade and their terrible struggle in the "Cornfield" only to be turned back by
      Union General Joseph Mansfield 12th Corps. Dunker Church

      10-11:15 a.m. "What In Gods Name are you Fighting For?"- Massacre in the West
      Woods - The fighting in the West Woods was desperate and destructive. This
      ¾-mile hike follows the fateful attack of Sedgwick's Division that advanced into
      the West Woods and lost over half its men killed and wounded.   New York
      Monument just north of the Visitor Center.

      12:15 -2 p.m. "...The Adjacent Planes were Covered with a Carpet of Red, Blue
      and Gray"- Attack and Defense of the Sunken Road - Two simultaneous 1-mile
      hikes, one hike follows the Union advance on, the other the Confederate defense
      of, the Sunken Road. Both hikes conclude at "Bloody Lane." Visitors must
      choose one hike. Visitor Center

      2:30 - 3:15 p.m. "...We Showered the Lead Across that Creek..."- The Fight
      for Burnside Bridge - This ¼-mile walk focuses on the series of Union attacks
      against the Battlefield's best known landmark. Tour stop #9 - At the Burnside
      Bridge

      3:30 - 4:45 p.m. "...The Regiment Prepared for the Final Struggle"- Beyond
      Burnside Bridge - 1½-mile hike following the route of the Union advance on
      Sharpsburg, only to be turned back by A.P. Hill's Confederate counterattack.

      Tom Shay


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