A Generations Cadet Conference
Most Civil War battles occurred on farms, in woodlots and the backyards of peaceful people. At Sharpsburg, Maryland, people had been living life and working their fields for decades until one terrible day when war came to their town and changed it forever.
Join the Civil War Trust and the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area as we experience the life of Civil War civilians before, during and after the Battle of Antietam. Take care of your farm, build a fence, interact with soldiers, and deal with the battle's terrible aftermath—death, disease and destruction—at your house. This program is designed for adults and kids of all ages to share in the experiences and will end with a special discussion between renowned Civil War historian Dennis Frye and his father, John, about sharing your passion for history. As always, our "Cadet Conference" format employs hand-on activities and stresses teamwork, leadership, ethics and responsibility lessons throughout.
- - The event itself is free and open to all with the hope that you will attend with someone from another generation
- - Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for inclement weather.