Get ready for Emerging Civil War’s first-ever “Pop-Up” Tour! Join ECW’s Kevin Pawlak and Dan Welch for a special trip across part of Antietam National Battlefield.
WHEN: Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
WHO: Joseph Hooker’s 1st Army Corps opened the fighting for the Army of the Potomac at the battle of Antietam. During its one-and-one-half hour fight through and around a 24-acre cornfield, none of its brigades suffered more casualties than that of George Hartsuff. This brigade—comprised of Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and Massachusetts men—held its position around the Cornfield for only a brief time before being compelled to fall back.
Explore one piece of the fighting in the Cornfield through the eyes of this brigade that experienced some of Antietam’s most vicious minutes.
WHAT: A caravan tour focusing on the actions of George Hartsuff’s Union brigade in the battle of Antietam. After walking through the brigade’s actions on September 17, 1862, participants will also visit the site of one of Antietam’s largest hospitals as well as Antietam National Cemetery, the final resting place of some of the members of Hartsuff’s brigade.
WHERE: The tour will begin at the New York State Monument located adjacent to the Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center and end at Antietam National Cemetery.
The cost is only $20 per person, payable via Paypal below. All proceeds from the tour will be going towards preservation work with Civil War Trails.