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Antietam National Battlefield is in rural Sharpsburg, Maryland. This is the site of the single-deadliest, one-day battle in U.S. history. It was September 17, 1862. Here is a fun way to identify and find Antietam's seven state monuments...
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There are seven state monuments at Antietam National Battlefield​: Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Texas. Click on this article for a simple exercise to learn what each monument looks like and where it is on a map. It's not hard .... but the exercise helps to get stuff to stick in my brain!
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Are you thinking about studying to become a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide? Or maybe you just want to have a little fun with some anonymous, interactive website flashcards? It's all FREE at Civil War Cycling. Check it out!
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There's more to Antietam's mortuary cannons than an upside-down green barrel mounted in fieldstone. Light reading and photos for curious folks...
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It's fascinating how the history of Civil War battlefield preservation and remembrance differs from park to park. For example, although the Maryland State Monument at Antietam is very large, ALL of Maryland's artillery and infantry monuments are simple and nearly identical. Although there are patterns in the design of monuments at Gettysburg, there is nothing so simple and predictable as the Maryland monuments at Antietam. .... Check-out these photos!
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There are 7 state monuments at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Some of the specifics about the Maryland State Monument might surprise you. Check-out this simple gallery of 7 photographs and brief highlights...
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A fun bike ride down Culp's Hill, Gettysburg!
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It's funny how great outdoor adventures can be simple to plan and even simpler to enjoy.... like bicycling U.S. Civil War battlefields in our national park system.
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Tomorrow is July 1, and many people are thinking about the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. In today's post -- all in one place -- are photos and an accordion-style Q&A for each bronze statue of individual heroes at Gettysburg. Enjoy!
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