Civil War Tour: Antietam National Battlefield

Photography: James T. Parks To this day in the 21st century, September 17, 1862 remains the bloodiest single day in American history. After Robert E. Lee’s victory at the Battle of 2nd Manassas, he launched the South’s first invasion of the North, which became known as the Maryland Campaign. The Army of the Potomac, under George McClelland and Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia faced off at Sharpsburg, MD near Antietam Creek on that fateful September day. After the fighting was over, history records American casualties totaling almost 23,000 men. In the morning, Union forces attacked first on the Confederate left flank through a Cornfield, which was largely leveled by the fusillade of bullets

Civil War Tour: Harper's Ferry National Historic Park

Photography: James T. Parks, Alain Labadie & Jeff Arpin Perched above the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, Harpers Ferry, WV has borne witness to American History for hundreds of years. George Washington helped establish the first federal armory at this location in the late 18th century. That armory would play a strategic role in events leading up to, and during, the American Civil War. Just after sunset on October 16, 1859, John Brown led a contingent of 21 men across the Potomac River to capture a cache of weapons stored at the U.S. Arsenal in Harpers Ferry. Brown’s goal was to free and arm slaves, who he believed would eagerly join their abolitionist cause. Events, howeve

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