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23,000 Candles Set Antietam Battlefield Aglow

Volunteers are lighting more than 23,000 candles across the rolling landscape of the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg.

12/13/2014

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Md. Battlefields Mark Emancipation Anniversary

The National Park Service is holding events at two Civil War battlefields to mark the 150th anniversary of the end of slavery in Maryland.

11/01/2014

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Severed Arm Grabs Spotlight At Civil War Museum

A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as “The Arm of the Unknown Soldier” is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

10/30/2014

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Park Service OKs Plan Targeting Battlefield Deer

The National Park Service is giving its approval to a plan that would have government sharpshooters kill more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years.

09/23/2014

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The Man Behind Gathland

Hikers, picnickers and history lovers all visit Gathland State Park for different reasons. But most know little about the man who built Gathland.

09/21/2014

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Western Md. Church Linked To Slavery, Civil War

A western Maryland church is inviting people to explore its historical connections to both slavery and the war that ended it.

09/14/2014

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National Park Service Eyes Antietam Battlefield Expansion Into W.Va.

The National Park Service says it wants to expand the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg to include about 500 acres in neighboring West Virginia where Civil War soldiers fought the Battle of Shepherdstown.

09/09/2014

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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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Plan Targeting 2,800 Battlefield Deer Progresses

The National Park Service tentatively approved a plan Friday that envisions government sharpshooters killing more than 2,800 white-tailed deer at three Civil War battlefields in Maryland and Virginia over the next five years to curb damage to plants and trees.

08/01/2014

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A Living Tribute To Civil War Soldiers

The newest trees along U.S. 15 come with stories of Civil War troops.

07/26/2014

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‘Battle That Saved Washington’ Remembered In Md.

The Civil War clash known as “the battle that saved Washington” could more accurately be labeled “the battle that saved Lincoln’s re-election,” a prominent preservationist said Wednesday as the National Park Service marked the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy.

07/09/2014

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Visit Md. Civil War Site In A Canoe

The Maryland Office of Tourism is urging people to see a Civil War site near Frederick from a canoe.

06/25/2014

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