Antietam events (update)
- Technology of War weekend
Antietam National Battlefield will present a Technology of War weekend Saturday, Aug. 12 and Sunday, Aug. 13. Living history volunteers portraying Berdan's Sharpshooters and Union infantry will perform tactical firing demonstrations to illustrate advances in military technology during the Civil War. These advances in technology were one reason the Battle of Antietam became the bloodiest single-day battle in American history.
Col. Vince Armstrong will display his gun collection to show the rapid change in firearms technology before and during the Civil War. His interpretive program will follow the weapons and tactics demonstrations on Saturday and Sunday, with ongoing interpretation in the camp throughout the day.
27th Virginia Infantry weekend
Antietam National Battlefield will present the 27th Virginia Infantry weekend Saturday, Aug. 19 and Sunday, Aug. 20. Living history volunteers will portray the 27th Virginia Infantry recreating the life of a Civil War soldier, how he lived, marched and fought. Join the 27th Virginia to learn about the history of the regiment and the stories of the common soldiers who fought with this unit.
Weapons and tactics demonstrations will be held on Saturday and Sunday, with ongoing interpretation in the camp throughout the day. Special kids' program will meet at the Visitor Center at noon on both days.
Antietam Battlefield Torch Light Tour
Antietam National Battlefield will present a Torch Light Tour Saturday, Sept. 16, as part of Battle Anniversary Weekend.
Living history volunteers will portray vignettes of the Maryland Campaign. Witness the impact of the bloodiest single day in American history on the men who fought as well as the local civilians. Call 301-432-5124 for reservations.
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