The Antietam lectures and hikes for the anniversary are now posted online.
There is far too much to simply post here, so visit all the info at:
Among the highlights....
September 11, 2005 : Battle of South Mountian Anniversary Speaker. "The Texas Brigade in the Maryland Campaign" lecture by Ted Alexander.
Battlefield Anniversary hikes:
7:00 a.m.-8:15 a.m. - "A Great Tumbling Together of All Heaven and Earth"- The Opening Guns of Battle - Two simultaneous hikes, each approximately ¾ of a mile.
One follows the Union advance, the other the Confederate defense during the first hour of battle.
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. - "Amidst a Very Unpleasant Shower of Bullets"- Advance of the 12th Corps
10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - "What in Gods Name Are You Fighting For?"- Massacre in the West Woods
10:30 a.m.-12:00 noon - "We Showered the Lead Across That Creek"- The Fight for Burnside Bridge
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. - "The Adjacent Plains Were Covered With a Carpet of Red Blue and Gray"- Attack and Defense of the Sunken Road
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. - "For Eight Hours We Were Exposed to the Fury of a Mighty Host" - The Center of the Line
3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. - "The Regiment Prepared for the Final Struggle"- Beyond the Burnside Bridge
Tom Shay - Cressona, PA
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