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 Visiting ACW Battlefields
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Larry Purtell
USA
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Antietam.
Posted on: 2/11/2018 12:13:07 PM
Planning a trip to Antietam battlefield this spring. Have only been there twice and both were many years ago. My question is are there any museums besides the visitors center? Never been to Sharpsburg.

Thanks, Larry
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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Antietam.
Posted on: 2/11/2018 1:35:05 PM
Well Larry,

Which are you going to do, Antietam, or Sharpsburg??

Don't tell me your going to do both at once?

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BTW I was their once, nice park, like Gettysburg only smaller.

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interesting take on it,

Have fun,
MD
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Larry Purtell
USA
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Posts: 650

Re: Antietam.
Posted on: 2/11/2018 8:06:14 PM

Quote:
Well Larry,

Which are you going to do, Antietam, or Sharpsburg??

Don't tell me your going to do both at once?

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BTW I was their once, nice park, like Gettysburg only smaller.

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interesting take on it,

Have fun,
MD
--Michigan Dave


Actually planning an extended trip to take in Harpers Ferry and South Mountain battlefields also.

Larry
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gettysburgerrn
massapequa, NY, USA
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Re: Antietam.
Posted on: 3/5/2018 5:21:19 AM
Was just down at Antietam a couple of weeks ago...such a pristine landscape- amazing....Ill be honest in that I spent so much time on the battlefield that I didn't much notice if there were any other museums....I don't recall seeing any...

Ken

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Antietam.
Posted on: 3/5/2018 11:53:55 AM
Places like the sunken road, the stone bridge, the corn field, & the Dunker Church.

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Antietam certainly has famous historical areas!

I was there several years ago, would go back anytime!?

Regards,
MD
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littlepowell
SC, USA
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Re: Antietam.
Posted on: 3/5/2018 12:47:20 PM
My favorite battlefield to visit. I don't know of other museums other than the visitors center (which is great.) However, Harpers Ferry, the whole town is a museum.

South Mountain - You can get some great views there, much of the land looks as it did in 1862. Standing along the stone wall at Fox's Gap where Garland fell, and nearby Maj Gen Reno. Very moving!

Have a great trip! I plan to take the exact trip one of these days--follow in the footsteps of the Confederates for the Maryland campaign.
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