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Md. Civil War Sites Mark Memorial Day With Flags, Parade

Maryland’s two biggest Civil War battlefields are marking Memorial Day in distinctly different ways.


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Town Near Antietam Finally Ready To Join Tourism Program

The western Maryland town that witnessed the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War is considering joining a state-sponsored tourism program it rejected 16 years ago.


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Landmark Bridge At Md. Battlefield Reopens

The National Park Service says a stone bridge that played a key role in the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg has reopened to pedestrians after a two-month closure.


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Bridge At Antietam Closed After Wall Falls

The National Park Service says part of a stone wall of the Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield has fallen into Antietam Creek.


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Md. Symphony Orchestra Plays At Antietam

The Maryland Symphony Orchestra is tuning up for its annual Independence Day weekend concert at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.



Special Line Of Cigars In Md. Marks Civil War

Two Frederick brothers name premium cigars after Civil War icons.


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First Of 2 Antietam Re-Enactments Readied In Md.

It’s “go” time for several thousand Civil War hobbyists in western Maryland.


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Antietam Battlefield Prepares For Fourth Of July

When about 20,000 people spread out over Antietam National Battlefield on July 7, many staking out a spot with a blue tarp or blanket, the park will be transformed in a way that only happens during the annual Independence Day celebration.


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Tourism Officials Kicking Off Antietam Events

Civil War tourism officials are kicking off their Maryland campaign with a weekend of events in Hagerstown.


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Md. Christmas Show Features Civil War Tales

The bloodiest day of the Civil War is the focus of an unusual holiday show near Sharpsburg.


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Md.’s Antietam Battlefield Getting New Boss

The National Park Service has named a new superintendent of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.


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National Park Service Offering Civil War Trading Cards

The National Park Service is issuing a series of trading cards to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.