Second Re-Enactment Of Antietam Battle Planned In Md.

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A living-history group is announcing plans for a second re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam in western Maryland next September to mark the 150th anniversary of the bloodiest day of the Civil War.

The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown reported Thursday that Civil War Heritage of Gettysburg, Pa., plans to mount two battle scenarios during the weekend of Sept. 14-16 on private land near Sharpsburg.

Another group, called Rear Rank Productions, announced in August that it is planning a re-enactment the weekend of Sept. 8-9 on private land near Boonsboro.

The Battle of Antietam was fought Sept. 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg. It was the bloodiest one-day battle of the war, with more than 23,000 soldiers killed, wounded or declared missing.

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

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