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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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Did Battle, And U.S. Future, Hang On Thread Of Fate?

From as far away as Minnesota, Colorado and Ohio they came, more than 30 members of the Bloss and Mitchell families who converged on the hallowed Civil War fighting grounds of rural Maryland.

09/16/2012

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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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Antietam Battle So Big, There Are 2 Re-Enactments

The Civil War Battle of Antietam was so big, they’re re-enacting it twice. And nearly 8,000 re-enactors had to make a choice: strictly regimented realism or bombastic spectacle?

09/13/2012

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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.

09/08/2012

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Civil War Events Feature Minstrel Song Revival

Members of the 2nd South Carolina String Band look and sound like a Civil War camp band. And while they play “Oh! Susannah” and other familiar fare, they don’t shy from other historical songs with inescapably racist overtones that may offend some modern listeners.

09/02/2012

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Md. Gives Williamsport Funds For Civil War Cannons

The western Maryland town of Williamsport is getting state help in preserving its Civil War history.

08/23/2012

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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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Md. Spending $980,000 To Preserve Civil War Sites

Gov. Martin O’Malley is awarding $980,000 to help preserve 150 acres of Civil War battlegrounds in Frederick County.

08/07/2012

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Lee’s ‘Lost Orders’ Star In Md. Civil War Exhibit

The “lost orders” of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee are the latest attraction at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick.

08/02/2012

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Md. Scouts Sell Tickets For Antietam Re-Enactment

Organizers of a major Civil War battle re-enactment near Sharpsburg say they have enlisted local Boy Scouts to sell tickets.

07/30/2012

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