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Tour of the Gettysburg Heritage Center
"Utilizing artifacts historical documents interactive displays and 3-D productions visitors will gain a better understanding of the events that took place in the town before during and after the battle. Find out how the people reacted to the invasion of the town – freeze flee or fight? Hear accounts of ordinary people doing extraordinary things in a time when their home was in turmoil. Located in the lobby of the Heritage Center is one of Gettysburg’s finest gift shops
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Gettysburg Guided Bus Tour
"Central Gettysburg is just a convenient 1.5-hour drive from Washington DC. Make your way independently from DC to the Gettysburg Battlefield for your guided bus tour of the historical site. Settle in aboard your coach and let your expert guide take you b 1863. Over the course of three bloody days thousands of Union and Confederate solders lost their lives during the Battle of Gettysburg a defining event of the American Civil War. Learn how the opposing troops headed toward each other along the same road and see battle landmarks including East Cemetery Hill McPherson Ridge and the Railroad Cut as well as the Eternal Light Peace Memorial — dedicated on the battle's 75th anniversary. Hear how Confederate troops attacked Culp's Hill and Little Round Top but were held off by Union soldiers. See Devil's Den
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Shop and Explore Tysons Corner Center
"Just minutes from downtown Washington D.C. Tysons Corner Center is the Nation’s Capital choice for selection style and fashion. World-class shopping dining and entertainment converge to offer the visitor a monumental experience. Tysons Corner Center is located about seven miles west of Washington D.C. As one of the top 10 shopping centers in the country Tysons Corner Center offers an unbeatable mix of more than 300 department and specialty stores. Tysons’ “who’s who” of retailers includes Nordstrom
From $50.00

More Things to Do in Antietam

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burnside bridge

the rohrbach bridge more commonly known as the burnside bridge is one of the most famous structures in the battle of antietam. union general ambrose burnside was ordered to cross this bridge and...
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final attack

after general burnside captured rohrbach bridge the bridge became a bottleneck for soldiers, artillery, and wagons which caused another two hour delay in his attack on general lee's line. by 2:30 pm...
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vermont monument

located between stops 6 and 7 on the battlefield auto tour is the vermont monument. this simple granite monument honors:general w. t. h. brooks2 nd division, sixth corpsmajor james h. walbridge2 nd...
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clara barton monument

clara barton is best known as the founder of the american red cross after the civil war. it was thought that clara barton tended to the wounded at joseph poffenberger farm during the battle of...
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west woods

while the cornfield remained a bloody statemate union advances a few hundred yards to the west were more successful. general john gibbon's 4 th brigade, (iron brigade) began advancing down hagerstown...
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battle of the cornfield

as union forces emerged from the north woods south into miller's cornfield, an artillery duel erupted. confederate fire from j. e. b. stuart's horse artillery batteries from the west and colonel s. d....
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state of new york monument

near the visitor center and dunker church are serveral large monuments. this massive monument is the state of new york monument. troops from the state of new york were commanded by generals fitz john...
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antietam national cemetery

antietam national cemetery was established in 1865 and was dedicated in 1867 for the reinternment of union dead in the battle of antietam. there are over 4,000 graves in the cemetery of which over...
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otto farm

john otto was a farmer and a pastor at dunker church. after general burnside's capture of rohrbach bridge the forces of maxcy gregg's south carolina brigade attacked the 16 th connecticut brigade in...
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sherrick farm

after the capture of rohrback bridge general burnside's forces began to move west towards general lee's defensive line on harpers ferry road. the sherrick farm was located in the center of burnsides...
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william mc kinley monument

william mc kinley enlisted in the union army as a private at the outbreak of the civil war. at the battle of antietam mc kinley was a sargent in the 23 rd ohio regiment commanded by future president...
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irish brigade monument

the irish brigade was formed in november 1861. the brigade was largely recruited in massachusetts, new york, and pennsylvania. the brigade fought in all of the major campaigns of the army of the...
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observation tower

the observation tower was built by the war department in 1896 in order to create an open air military classroom at antietam. the war department also built roads and placed cannons around the...
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maryland state monument

this is a very unusual monument because it honors both union and confederate regiments. maryland was a boarder state during the civil war and many residents chose different sides to fight on. this...
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"ANTIETAM - HIGWATER MARK FOR THE CONFEDERACY"
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doug48

"antietam national battlefield"
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atufft

"Bloodiest Single Day of the American Civil War"
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PinkFloydActuary

"The Bloodiest Day of the Civil War"
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mrclay2000

"September 17, 1862 - America's Bloodiest Day"
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