Civil War Institute

Antietam: The Battle and Off the Beaten Path
June 20 - 22, 2014

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Antietam, the bloodiest day in American history. Over 5000 lost their lives on September 17, 1862.

Join three of our nation’s foremost Antietam historians: Antietam National Battlefield Chief Historian Ted Alexander, Antietam historian & author Tom Clemens, and historian and author Stephen Recker, founder of the Antietam guide service as we explore the battle of Antietam. This trio of historians will uniquely tell the story of the battle as we visit not only well known battlefield locations but also sites seldom seen associated with the fiercest day of our history.

2014 Schedule

Friday, June 20

12:00
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1:00
  Check In: The Allegheny Room, JMU Festival Conference
& Student Center
1:15
 
  Nick Picerno - Welcome
1:30
 
  Steve Recker, author of "Rare Antietam Photographs"
2:30
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3:15
  Nick Picerno - The Death of General Joseph Mansfield at Antietam
3:30
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4:15
  Tom Clemens, author of "The Maryland Campaign 1862"
4:15
 
  Book Signings
5:00
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6:00
  Free Time
6:15
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7:00
  Reception: Allegheny Room-Festival Conference & Student Center
7:00
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9:00
  Dinner

Saturday, June 21

8:00
 
  Depart Harrisonburg
10:00
 
  Arrive Antietam National Battlefield: visitor center
10:30
 
  Depart for Turners and Fox's gap
10:45
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  Arrive Turner's gap
12:00
 
  Depart Fox's gap
12::30
 
  Box lunch: Antietam Visitor's Center
12:00
 
  Lunch
1:30
-
6:00
 

Tour battlefield and off the beaten path sites

    1. Keedysville
    2. Pry Mill
    3. Cost house
    4. Hoffman hospital
    5. Smoketown Road
    6. East Woods
    7. Line Farm where Mansfield died
    8. Poffenberger farm - morning phase
    9. Miller cornfield
    10. West Woods
    11. Bloody Lane
5:00
      Lodging at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown, WV
6:30
     

Dinner at the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown, WV
followed by a presentation by Ted Alexander - "Two Great American Armies: The Opposing Forces at Antietam"

Sunday, June 22

8:30
 
  Depart for tour
8:45  
  Continue tour of field with Ted - Burnside Bridge and Lincoln's visit sites
12:00
 
  Lunch
1:00
 
  Tour of Sharpsburg
2:45
 
  Depart for Harrisonburg

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