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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.

03/24/2014

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Park Service Plans To Reduce Deer Numbers With Sharpshooters

Saying the large numbers of white-tailed deer in three national battlefields are having adverse effects on orchards, crops and other wildlife, the National Park Service on Monday released its proposal to reduce the deer population by using sharpshooters.

08/13/2013

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Walkersville Retiree Writes 2 Books On Genealogy

Joe Collins was always interested in his family history, and for years he collected whatever information he could get his hands on.

01/25/2013

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2012 A Good Year For Washington County Tourism

What once divided a nation turned into a big year for tourism in Washington County 150 years later.

12/23/2012

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Beer Commemorating 150th Anniversary Of Civil War

The first of nine beers to commemorate the 150th Civil War anniversary — Antietam Ale — is now on tap.

10/14/2012

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Antietam Battlefield Restages 1862 Photo Exhibit

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is recreating Mathew Brady’s famous 1862 photographic exhibition documenting the Civil War’s Battle of Antietam.

10/05/2012

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Antietam 150th Prompts Reflection On Loss, Freedom

Pulitzer Prize-winning historian James McPherson leads the lineup of speakers marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg.

09/17/2012

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Park Service Kicks Off Antietam Anniversary Events

The National Park Service is kicking off four days of events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg.

09/14/2012

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150 Years After Antietam, Sycamore Lives On

The last Civil War soldier to witness the fighting at Burnside Bridge during the Battle of Antietam died nearly a century ago. But a 170-year-old eastern sycamore tree that abuts the north end of the stone bridge continues to thrive.

08/12/2012

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Civil War Banjo Conference At Antietam In Md.

A weekend conference at the Antietam National Battlefield is exploring the link between the banjo and the Civil War.

06/22/2012

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Park Service Touts Summertime Civil War Events

The National Park Service says a remembrance of the Battle of Antietam will top a series of summertime events in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

06/19/2012

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U.S. Postal Service Releases 2 New Civil War Stamps

The U.S. Postal Service is releasing two new stamps paying tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, specifically the Battle of New Orleans and the Battle of Antietam.

04/25/2012

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