With a week to go before the kickoff of Antietam 150th Anniversary Weekend, we at Antietam Battlefield Guides hope you aren’t waiting until the last-minute to plan your Anniversary Weekend itinerary. Make sure you check out the schedule of events on Antietam National Battlefield’s website. Click here.
Take note of the call for names of Antietam casualties buried around the country:
As part of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, a remembrance ceremony will take place at Antetiam National Cemetery on September 17th. This ceremony will feature a reading of the names of those soldiers killed or mortally wounded in the battle. The ceremony will begin at 3 p.m., and names will be read alphabetically by state, continuing throughout the afternoon. The public is encouraged to participate in the event by taking a turn reading names. We will read the names of those buried in Antietam National Cemetery, as well as in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Elmwood Cemetery, and Mt. Olivet Cemetery, but due to many circumstances some soldiers were buried in other locations.
To provide a more comprehensive list we are asking for your input. If you know of a soldier that was killed or mortally wounded at Antietam and is buried somewhere other than the cemeteries listed above, please send an email to e-mail us providing the soldier’s name, state, and any documentation you have for this information. We will add the name to our list. We appreciate your help as we honor and remember those who gave their lives at Antietam.
We hope to see you out on the battlefield!