Tag Archives: Antietam National Cemetery

They Fell On The Fields Of Antietam

Emerging Civil War welcomes back Kristen M. Pawlak (Trout) On the fields to the east of the small western-Maryland hamlet of Sharpsburg and interposed between the Potomac River and Antietam Creek, just under four thousand Federal and Rebel troops lay … Continue reading

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McClellan’s Memorial Day Visit to Antietam

“Only once a year, the comrades of the Grand Army march in sad procession to place flowers on the graves of those who died, side by side with the living, in defence of their country and their homes.  This is … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ted Alexander (part two)

part two Ted Alexander, the legendary historian at Antietam National Battlefield, retired at the beginning of January after a thirty-five-year career with the National Park Service. I had the chance to sit down with him just before he retired, and … Continue reading

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The Fallen Generals of Antietam

On September 17, 1862, outside the town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, and along the banks of Antietam Creek, Union and Confederate soldiers fought, bled, and died. That early autumn day is still the bloodiest single day—with 23,000 Americans as casualties—in American … Continue reading

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Disease: A Tale of Two Regiments (Part 1)

We are happy to welcome back guest author Jim Sundman On October 1, 1862, Corporal Joseph Couse of the 107th New York regiment died of “brain fever” while his unit was encamped on Maryland Heights across the Potomac River from … Continue reading

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