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150th Anniversary EVENTS 2012

The Maryland Campaign, Battles of South Mountain and Antietam

The Cornfield

Venues

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Continuing Exhibits

  • "Special Order 191" — Lee's original "Lost Order" exhibit at the Monocacy National Battlefield south of Frederick. Continues through October. www.nps.gov/mono

  • "The Barbara Fritchie Phenomenon: Barbara Fritchie in Popular Culture," at the Museum of Frederick County History in Frederick. Continues through December. www.hsfcinfo.org

  • "Roulette Farm Arificacts" at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum on the Antietam battlefield. Sept 1-29.

August Events

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MD Living history, "Crossing of the Potomac River," at Dickerson Regional Park, 20700 Martinsburg Road, Dickerson. Annual recreation of the Confederate crossing Sept 4-6, 1862, at White's Ford. 11:30 am-2:30 pm. Public invited. Reservations for meal ($11): 301-538-1232.

September Events

4 MD Film, "The Heart of the Civil War," a documentary at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 201 W Patrick St, Frederick. 7 pm. www.fredericktourism.org.
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VA "The Road to Antietam; Origins and Plans for Lee's Invasion of Maryland," in Leesburg. Events include a tour of Harrison Hall (Lee's headquarters in Leesburg) 6:30-7:45 pm (meet at Courthouse Square) followed by a talk at the courthouse at 8 pm. Free. 703-771-2170.
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MD Living history, tours, "Rosser's Raid Into Westminster," commemorates Confederate foray into Westminster Sept. 11, 1862. 7 pm at the Trails marker, 79 W Main St, Westminster. Free. www.heartofthecivilwar.org
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MD Lecture series, "Maryland Campaign," sponsored by the Save Historic Antietam Foundation at the Mumma Barn on the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 9 am-3:45 pm. Free. www.shaf.org
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MD Lecture, "Visitation Girls' Academy as General Hospital No. 5 – Frederick, MD," at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick. 2 pm. Free with museum admission. www.civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864.
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MD Reenactment, "Maryland, My Maryland: The Battles of South Mountain and Antietam," in Boonsboro. www.marylandcampaign150.org.
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MD Living history, Confederate camps and special ranger programs and lectures commemorate the September 1862 Confederate campground, at the Monocacy National Battlefield near Frederick. Living history 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 9 am-3 pm Sunday. Free. See www.nps.gov/mono for ranger, lecture schedule.
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MD Walking tour, "In the Wake of War — Burkittsville." Candlelight tour begins at 3 E Main St, Burkittsville. 7-9 pm. $10. Ticket info: southmountainheritagesociety. wordpress.com (click South Mountain 150).
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MD Walking tour, "In the Wake of War — Middletown." Candlelight tour begins at 107 W Main St, Middletown. 7-9 pm. $10. Ticket info: southmountainheritagesociety. wordpress.com click South Mountain 150.
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WV Anniversary commemoration, "Prelude to Freedom: The 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry," with ranger programs, tours, lectures, panel discussion and more at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 10 am-4 pm. Free with park admission.  Details:  www.nps.gov/hafe
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MD Walking tours, "South Mountain Battlefield," guided battle anniversary walks. Tours given 9 am-4 pm. Schedule: www.heartofthecivilwar.org/calendar/ view/3748 or 301-791-4767.
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MD Walking tour, "In the Wake of War — Burkittsville." Candlelight tour begins at 3 E Main St, Burkittsville. 7-9 pm. $10. Ticket info: southmountainheritagesociety. wordpress.com (click South Mountain 150).
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MD Memorial Service, illuminated service at Fox's Gap commemorating the Battle of South Mountain. 6:30-8:30 pm. Details: 301-371-7090.
S Mtn
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MD Living history, walking tours, talks and more at the South Mountain State Battlefield near Middletown. Schedule: 301-791-4767.
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MD Reenactment, "The Battle of Antietam," at a site 2 miles north of the battlefield near Sharpsburg. Camps open 8:30 am both days with living history demonstrations. Battles at 10 am and 3 pm Saturday, 11 am and 2 pm Sunday. www.150thantietamreenactment.com
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MD Living history, "Sharpsburg Heritage Festival," with camps, living history, exhibits and more in downtown Sharpsburg. Commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, Noon-5 pm. Sunday. www.sharpsburgheritagefestival.com
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MD Living history with camps, demonstrations and hospital set-up at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum in Keedysville. 11 am-5 pm. More info: www.civilwarmed.org or 301-695-1864.
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MD Anniversary commemoration of the Battle of Antietam at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Hikes, speakers, exhibits, music and living history. See www.nps.gov/anti for details and schedule.
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MD Antietam Remembrance Walk from Sharpsburg to Shepherdstown. Begins 5:30 pm. Free. Registration suggested: antietamremembrance.org
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MD Special anniversary programs at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. Begins with sunrise in The Cornfield at 6:30 am. Other activities include battlefield hike and commemorative program at 12:30 pm. Remembrance Ceremony at the National Cemetery begins 3 pm. Full schedule: www.nps.gov/anti
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MD "The Aftermath of Battle," special ranger program at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 7 pm. www.nps.gov/anti
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MD Lecture, "Battle of Shepherdstown 150th Anniversary," at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 7 pm. www.nps.gov/anti
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MD "Commemoration and Memory at Antietam," at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. 7 pm. www.nps.gov/anti
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MD "Antietam in 3-D — A Civil War Stereographic Legacy," at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. www.nps.gov/anti
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MD Tour, "One Vast Hospital," the historic churches in downtown Frederick, used as hospitals following the Battle of Antietam, are open for special tours 5-9 pm Friday and 1-4 pm Sunday. Free. 301-695-1864 extension 14 or www.marylandcampaign.org
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WV Guided tours of the Battle of Shepherdstown (WV) includes Potomac River Crossing. Begins at 132 Trough Bend Lane, Shepherdstown, at 2:30 and 3:30 pm. $30 (BBQ meal included) www.battleofshepherdstown.org
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MD Anniversary of the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation commemorated at the Antietam National Battlefield near Sharpsburg. www.nps.gov/anti
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MD "Aid and Comfort: One Vast Hospital," special program at the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 31 E Church St, Frederick. 3 pm. Free. 301-865-0814.