Jon Swain

Thank you so much for your interest in touring Antietam National Battlefield! My name is Jon Swain, and I was born and raised just over the mountain from this hallowed ground. I was brought up listening to the stories from the fateful Maryland campaign, and it is now my distinct pleasure as a Licensed Battlefield Guide to pass these stories on to you.

In the past, I worked as a National Park Ranger at parks and historic sites all over the country, including Grand Canyon, the Everglades, the Eisenhower Farm, and most recently, right here at Antietam National Battlefield. I have a Masters Degree in Public History and I run a private business which specializes in historic ammunition for 18th and 19th century firearms. Most importantly, however, I had the honor of serving as a rifleman in the United States Marine Corps from 2007 to 2013.

I would be happy to accommodate whatever related interests you may have into our tour together, whether it be in leadership and strategy, technology and tactics, or the fascinating stories of the soldiers and civilians who experienced the battle. If you have an ancestor of yours who fought at Antietam, I would love to know about them, and I would be honored to take you to the places where they fought.

See you on the field!

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