Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg

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  • Oh how I would love to be laid to rest here at this site. It is a most peaceful and beautiful spot surrounded by Antietam National Battlefield. Pictures here do not give justice to the serene and tran...  more »
  • A great spot for a visit after Antietam battlefield, make it part of your visit. A great feature - You can find the area where soldiers of your state are buried, there's a book that even lists the nam...  more »
  • This was a very humbling visit. I would recommend a stop during the battlefield driving tour. This is a very quiet and respectful area.  more »
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  • ANTIETAM - Sharpsburg, MD - The Bloodiest One Day Battle in American History, 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing after twelve hours of savage combat on September 17, 1862. Antietam ended the Confederate invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln's issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. EMANCIPATION PROCLAMATION. Executive Order issued by President Abraham Lincoln freeing all those enslaved in Confederate territory. 20-50,000 were immediately freed in regions where rebellion had been subdued already. Preliminary draft (unsigned) issued Sep. 22, 1862. 150 years ago, New Year's Day 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect. The war measure had been publicly announced by Lincoln the previous September following the Battle of Antietam. The preliminary Emancipation Proclamation stipulated that any rebellious state that came back to the Union by January 1, 1863, would not be subject to the emancipation policies delineated within the document. None of the Confederate states chose to meet that deadline.
  • The cemetary is the last stop on the self drive tour of the Antietam Battlefield. The whole experience is very nice, rivals Gettysburg. Make sure you catch the video in the visitors center to start your trip off right.
  • As a civil war buff this was on my list of battlefields. I should've skipped it...to say it's "lackluster" is an understatement. The grounds had trash all over and very few markers and lots of dog s__. It was an homage to NY 9th infantry....we should honor all men that fought in the Civil war apparently Antietam doesn't feel that way. I spent 45 minutes there and in the words of Lynyrd Skynrd "been there, done that....ain't ever going back."
  • Outstanding. The landscape of Antietam is not riddle with monuments, this allows visitors to see the battlefield as the soldiers did 150+ years ago. It is a fascinating and sacred place.
  • Incredible piece of history, well preserved. Can be driven instead of walked which was great in the cold.
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