Maryland’s two biggest Civil War battlefields are marking Memorial Day in distinctly different ways.
Memorial Day is a federal holiday celebrated in remembrance of the men and women who died serving in the United States armed forces. The United States armed forces include the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard. This holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in May. Memorial Day was first celebrated after the Civil War and was first known as Decoration Day. These are some of the best Memorial Day getaways near Baltimore.
The National Park Service has completed a study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield and related resources.
The National Park Service says part of a stone wall of the Burnside Bridge at Antietam National Battlefield has fallen into Antietam Creek.
The National Park Service says it wants to kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia to reduce damage to forests and other vegetation.
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.
Long after the guns fell silent at Antietam, the earth yielded up gruesome reminders of the bloodiest day of the American Civil War: bodies, bones, buttons and entire severed limbs — one of which is now the focus of intense study at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.