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DC/MD/VA DAYTRIPS, ACTIVITIES, HISTORY, CULTURE GROUP Message Board #1 The DC Day Trippers Meetup Group Discussion Forum › New Meetup: Day trip to Sharpsburg/Antietam and Shepardstown, WV

New Meetup: Day trip to Sharpsburg/Antietam and Shepardstown, WV

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Announcing a new Meetup for DC Metro Day Trippers, Cultural Tourism & Adventures!

What: Day trip to Sharpsburg/Antietam and Shepardstown, WV

When: Saturday, June 19, 2010 9:30 AM

Forest Glen Metro Station
9730 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20910­

Thanks to Anna for the suggestion.

Sharpsburg, MD is the site of the Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest engagements of the Civil War. The battlefield here is as well-preserved as at Gettysburg. 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

On Saturday, June 19th there is a special event at the Antietam: The 5th Maryland Infantry and 14th North Carolina Infantry at Antietam- Living history volunteers will portray both Union (5th Maryland infantry supported by the 1st Rhode Island Artillery) and Confederate (14th North Carolina Infantry) recreating the life of a Civil War soldier, how he lived, marched and fought. Weapons and tactics demonstrations will be held with ongoing interpretation in the camp. There is a documentary film shown at 12PM and if time permits, we can also do a self-guided audio tour of the park.

Let's meet at Forest Glen Metro (red line) and we'll carpool to Antietam. There is an admission fee of $4 per person.

Learn more here:­
A former member
Post #: 5­
our group may be a good getaway for the winter evenings, with camping all summer, incl in Western MD and South Central PA
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