Get the most out of your Civil War battlefield visit by exploring these recommended To-Dos.
The Union commander, General George B. McClellan, had his headquarters here at the Battle of Antietam -- America's bloodiest day.
Walking into this house of worship, battle site, operating room, and photo subject, can be a profoundly moving experience, and much quieter than it was in 1862!
Miller's cornfield was the site of the one of the most terrible fights of the entire war. Union general Joseph Hooker reported that every single stalk of corn was felled by bullets "as with a knife," and that the dead "lay in rows."
Both a defensive position and a trap -- few other landmarks are as synonymous with Antietam as is the "Bloody Lane." No visit can be considered complete without walking this hallowed path.
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