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  • NJ Rebel
    Tom, If you go to any of these hikes, please give us a very detailed report!!! Your humble servant, Gerry Mayers Co. B, Tom Green Rifles , Fourth Regiment,
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      Tom,

      If you go to any of these hikes, please give us a very detailed
      report!!!

      Your humble servant,
      Gerry Mayers
      Co. B, "Tom Green Rifles",
      Fourth Regiment, Texas Volunteer Infantry

      A Proud American by Birth, Southern by Choice!

      "I know of no fitter resting-place for a soldier than the field
      on which he has nobly laid down his life." --General Robert
      Edward Lee


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <rotbaron@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, April 01, 2002 2:36 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Ranger-led Spring Hikes/Rides


      From NPS website....

      Park rangers will be leading a series of hikes and bicycle tours
      at
      Antietam National Battlefield this spring. Many of these programs
      will
      take visitors to infrequently seen areas of the battlefield.
      These
      programs are an excellent way to appreciate the influence of the
      natural
      environment on the battle and to enjoy the lovely scenery of the
      battlefield. All programs go rain or shine, so visitors should
      dress for
      the weather. In case of lightning, programs will be canceled. For
      further information, contact 301-432-5124.

      Sunday, March 17 - In the footsteps of the Irish Brigade. 2-to-2
      ½-mile
      hike. Starts at visitor center at 1 p.m. Takes visitors to the
      Roulette
      Farm and then advances to the Sunken Road. Lasts 2-2 ½ hours.

      Sunday, March 24 - The Union approach to Burnside Bridge. 1-1
      ½-mile
      hike. Meet at visitor center at 1 p.m. and we will caravan with
      vehicles
      to parking area on Burnside Bridge Rd. Covers the high ground on
      the
      Union side of the bridge. Program lasts two hours (including
      drive to
      Burnside Bridge Rd.).

      Sunday, April 7 - In the footsteps of Lee and Jackson. 2
      ½ -3-mile hike.
      Meet at visitor center at 1 p.m. Takes visitors through the West
      Woods,
      Hauser Ridge and the Reel Farm, following in the footsteps of
      Robert E.
      Lee and Stonewall Jackson at the battle of Antietam. Lasts 2 ½-3
      hours.

      Sunday, April 14 - The noose around Lee's neck. 2 ½-mile hike.
      Meet at
      parking lot on Route 34 opposite National Cemetery at 1 p.m.
      Looks at a
      critical, rarely seen segment of the Confederate battle line.
      Includes
      picturesque vistas on Piper Farm and Sherrick Farm. Lasts 2 ½-3
      hours.

      Sunday, April 28 - Sherrick Farm hike. 1 ¾-mile hike. Meet at
      parking
      lot on Route 34 opposite National Cemetery at 1 p.m. Travels
      on-trail
      and off-trail to Sherrick farm house and returns to parking area
      via
      National Cemetery. Includes visit inside historic Sherrick house.
      Steep
      hills. Lasts 2 ½-3 hours.

      Sunday, May 5 - Full battlefield hike, in two parts. Morning hike
      covers
      West Woods, the Cornfield, East Woods, Mumma Farm, Roulette Farm
      and
      Bloody Lane. 3 ½-mile hike starts at 9:30 a.m. at visitor center
      and
      lasts 3 hours. Afternoon hike covers Sherrick Farm, Burnside
      Bridge and
      National Cemetery. 2 ½-mile hike lasts 2 ½-3 hours. Meet at
      parking lot
      on Route 34 opposite National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m.

      Sunday, May 12 - Bike and hike: In Lee's Footsteps. A combination
      of
      walking and bicycle riding will follow the nimble movements of
      General
      Robert E. Lee at the battle of Antietam. Meet at visitor center
      at 9:30
      a.m. Total riding distance is 7 miles. Total walking distance is
      1 mile
      through farm fields. Not suitable for small children. Cycling
      shoes are
      not practical. Tour lasts 3 ½ hours.

      Sunday, May 19 - The Union perimeter on bicycle. 11-mile bicycle
      ride
      will ramble through lovely countryside past Union headquarters
      and many
      Union field hospitals. Includes tour inside historic Pry House
      (Union
      headquarters). Meet at visitor center at 9:30 a.m. Ride is not
      suitable
      for small children. Some riding on gravel surfaces. Tour lasts 3
      ½
      hours.

      Monday, May 27 - Tour the battlefield on bicycle. 9-mile ride
      follows
      the battlefield tour road. Meet at visitor center at 9:30 a.m.
      Tour
      lasts 3 ½ hours.

      Sunday, June 9 - Bike and hike: The Confederate perimeter. A
      combination
      of walking and bicycle riding will take in the scenic ground
      behind the
      Confederate battle line. The tour will look at the actions of
      J.E.B.
      Stuart and John Pelham on the northern flank, the ford on the
      Potomac
      River and A.P. Hill's arrival at Harpers Ferry Road. Meet at
      visitor
      center at 9:30 a.m. Total riding distance is 14 miles. Total
      walking
      distance is ¾ mile. Hilly and challenging ride. Not suitable for
      small
      children. Tour lasts 3 ½ hours.

      Sunday, June 16 -- Tour the battlefield on bicycle. 9-mile ride
      follows
      the battlefield tour road. Meet at visitor center at 9:30 a.m.
      Tour
      lasts 3 ½ hours.

      URL is http://www.nps.gov/anti/Press_Rel13.htm

      POSED BY: Tom Shay

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