For the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam weekend, our Battlefield Guides program is going to be working alongside and in conjunction with the Park Rangers to greet the thousands of visitors and provide interpretation. We are very much looking forward to this, and we have recently been assigned our times and locations.
I will be spending the Monday of the actual date of the Battle – September 17th – stationed at the Burnside Bridge. So I will be there at the exact moment when 150 years ago the Union assault finally captured and crossed the bridge.
There is a large tree on the bank that we at Antietam know as the witness tree. Our local newspaper – The Herald Mail – wrote an article about it that has just appeared in our paper today. It is very good, and I provide here a link you to take a look at it: