The hike will follow the course of events from the cornfield massacre to bloody lane on the pivotal day when 70,000 Union soldiers and 40,000 Confederates clashed along a 3 mile front.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 9:00 am
A 12 mile circuit hike with 1,000 feet of elevation gain sequenced to fully appreciate the strategic importance and tactical realities of the bloodiest single day battle of the Civil War. The hike will follow the course of events from the cornfield massacre to bloody lane on the pivotal day of 17 September 1862 when 70,000 Union soldiers and 40,000 Confederates clashed along a 3 mile front. While considered a draw, the battle was significant in turning back the invasion of the north by confederate forces and in providing impetus for Abraham Lincolns Emancipation Proclamation. Commentary will be provided at relevant vantage points by a representative of the Smithsonian American History Museum.
Cost: A national park entry fee is required for all participants lacking an access card.SCPRO appreciates a voluntary $2/person donation to support our many volunteer-led activities. You can become a Sierra Club member by clicking "join" on the Virginia Sierra Club's site: http://www.sierraclub.org/virginia
Antietam National Battlefield & Cemetery
Antietam National Battlefield
5831 Dunker Church Rd.
Sharpsburg, MD 21782