SELDOM-SEEN ANTIETAM VIEWS -- Cropped enlargements of the background of a late-19th century view of the 16th Connecticut monument show terrrain where the green regiment was routed on Sept. 17, 1862. This ground in the infamous 40-acre Cornfield is not nearly as open today. The photograph probably was shot by William Tipton. A 19-year-old private in the 1st South Carolina saw frightened soldiers in the 16th Connecticut in the hollow seen in the enlargement. "“Grouped here in a crouching disorderly line,” Berry Benson recalled, “we poured into them volley after volley, doubtless with terrible execution.”
Calling all you new Junior Rangers! Come out and stay at the Inn and participate in the new program! ... See MoreSee Less
In honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Dedication of the Antietam National Cemetery on September 17, 1867, we have developed a new Junior Ranger National Cemetery program for kids of all ages! You can download your booklet here: www.nps.gov/anti/learn/kidsyouth/upload/ANTI_JrRanger_v1d9a.pdf (6.1 MB, 16 pages). When you have completed the activities, bring it to the park visitor center for your Junior Ranger badge and certificate.