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148th Anniversary Hikes (Sept 17-19, 2010)

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    Friday, Sept 17, 2010 A special program, Morning in the Cornfield, will meet at tour stop 4, The Cornfield. This program starts at 7 a.m. and will last an
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      Friday, Sept 17, 2010

      A special program, Morning in the Cornfield, will meet at tour stop 4, The Cornfield. This program starts at 7 a.m. and will last an hour. A full battlefield hike will be in two parts with the first one starting at 9 a.m. in the Visitor Center theater. The afternoon hike will begin at the scout campground on Burnside Bridge Rd., southeast of the town of Sharpsburg. The starting time for this program is 1:30 p.m. and the hike will end back at the lot at approximately 5 p.m. The morning hike is approximately 3.5 miles and the afternoon 4 miles.

      Saturday, Sept 18 & Sunday, Sept 19

      On both Saturday and Sunday there will be three overview hikes of the battlefield. These hikes are for the new visitor who is not familiar with the battle. These hikes, will provide an overview of the battle. Each walk is about one mile in length and will last approximately one and a half hours. The Cornfield and West Woods, starting at the park visitor center at 10:30 a.m. will look at the first few hours of the battle. The Sunken Road, will meet at the visitor center at 12:30 p.m. This hike will follow in the footsteps of the numerous attacks made by the Union army against the well defended Sunken Road. The Burnside Bridge and Beyond, begins in the parking lot overlooking the Burnside Bridge at 2:30 p.m. This hike will focus on the action around the bridge as well as the final attacks of the day.

      Saturday, Sept 18

      Nicodemus Hts. and Hausers Ridge
      Time: 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Location: Start and end at Tour Stop 2.

      History of Antietam Battlefield
      Time: 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Location: Start at visitor center theater and end at New York State Monument.

      Attack of the IX Corps
      Time: 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Location: Start and finish at Tour Stop 9.

      Sunday, Sept 19, 2010

      West Woods
      Time: 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. Location: Start & end at visitor center.

      Attack on the Sunken Road
      Time: 11 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Location: Start & end at visitor center.

      Title: Artillery Hell
      Time: 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. Location: Start & end at cannon in front of VC

      See NPS webpage for full info: http://www.nps.gov/anti/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=149997

      Tom Shay


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