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Memorial Day Travel Tips

Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Baltimore

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.

05/16/2015

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Agency Completes Shepherdstown Battlefield Study

The National Park Service has completed a study of the Shepherdstown Battlefield and related resources.

08/18/2014

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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.

01/17/2014

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Plan Targets 2,800 Deer At Md., Va. Battlefields

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.

09/03/2013

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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.

06/29/2012

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Md. Civil War Museum Gives Severed Arm A Good Look

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.

04/11/2012