4,000 To Participate In Antietam Re-Enactment

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Organizers say a 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Civil War Battle of Antietam will involve at least 4,000 participants.

Chris Anders of Rear Rank Productions said at a news conference Monday in Hagerstown the event is planned for Sept. 8 and 9 of next year.

It will be held on private land near Boonsboro. Anders says it will also commemorate the Battle of South Mountain.

Organizers say they’re limiting the number of spectators to 2,000 each day. Tickets will be priced at $40 for both days or $25 a day.

The Battle of Antietam on Sept. 17, 1862, marked the bloodiest day of the Civil War. More than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or declared missing in the clash near the western Maryland town of Sharpsburg.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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