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One of the cannon near the visitor's center, overlooking State Route 65 (Sharpsburg Pike)...
Union General Joe Hooker occupied this farmhouse the evening prior to the battle.  Skirmishers placed by Hooker in the nearby North Woods were the first engaged in the battle...
Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)
Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)
Our tour began at the visitors center...
The visitor's center houses an impressive collection of firearms...
A lone cannon guarding the grounds outside the visitor's center...
Bloody Pond marked the site of some of the more ferocious fighting between Wilder's Brigade and the Confederates so we decided to walk the short path for a closer look...
This reconstruction depicts the 1863 home of the Snodgrass family.  It's located near the top of Snodgrass Hill, scene of the defiant stand by Union troops late on September 20, 1863.  After the battle it served as a field hospital...
The main house, built in 1825 by Jacob & Sarah Bushong.  The cadets had to divide their ranks to pass the house while the nervous residents waited out the battle in the cellar...
The Bushong Farm was established in 1791 by Henry Bushong.  It was later inhereted by his son, Jacob.  By the time of the Civil War the farm encompassed 260 acres and included the main house and barn, the original farmhouse, a summer kitchen, an ice house, meat & loom house, blacksmith shop, wheelwright shop, and a hen house (all of which have been restored)...
National Cemetery - Graves
Guardian of the Fallen
Soldiers National Monument
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