- Also known as Sharpsburg
- 17 September 17 1862
- The remains of 4,776 Federal soldiers are buried in the Antietam National Cemetery near town. Most of the Confederate dead are buried elsewhere
- The tourist pamphlet warns “Bicyclists should use caution while descending hills. Please use trails to avoid contact with stinging nettles, ticks and snakes”.
Antietam National Battlefield
New York State Monument
The monument reads: The State of New York in commemoration of the Services of its officers and soldiers in the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862.
You would never believe that this beautiful scene (shown in the video clip) could have been the setting for so many casualties. ‘The 2nd Maryland supported by the 4th New Hampshire sustained 44% casualties” in this action.