May 14, 2016
Antietam Battlefield Tour
8:00AM – 5:30PM
The Tour: Join us for the Southern Maryland Civil War Round Table’s Fourth annual Spring Tour. The Battle of Antietam is commonly thought of as the High Water Mark of the Confederacy. After a string of victories, Gen. Robert E. Lee brought his Army of Northern Virginia into Maryland. After fighting several holding actions at the South Mountain gaps on September 14, 1862, a portion of Lee’s army was able to capture the Federal garrison at Harper’s Ferry. The army then concentrated at the hamlet of Sharpsburg, where it fought a pitched battle with the Army of the Potomac, commanded by Gen. George B. McClellan on September 17, 1862. We will study this major battle during our field trip.
The Details: This tour will begin in LaPlata (CSM Campus), where participants will board a chartered bus for the trip to the Antietam Battlefield. After a stop at the National Park Service Visitor’s Center, the four hour tour will commence under the guidance of a licensed battlefield guide; Mr. Joe Stihl. The tour will cover all of the major areas of the battle: East Woods, West Woods, Dunker Church, The Cornfield, Bloody Lane and Burnside’s Bridge.
The Cost: The cost of the trip is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. Take advantage of Early Bird Registration (by March 8, 2016) and your cost is $55 for members and $65 for non-members. The cost of trip includes bus, guide and a boxed lunch for all participants. For additional information, or to register contact Brad Gottfried at 301-934-7625.