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Reenactors To Mark 150th Anniversary Of Antietam Civil War Battle

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Around 4,000 reenactors will take part in festivities marking the 150th anniversary next year of two Civil War battles fought in Maryland.

The reenactments of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam will not actually take place on the battlefields where they were fought, but rather on private land in nearby Boonsboro.

The reenactments will occur on September 8 and 9 of next year, and those wishing to attend will need to purchase a ticket. In addition, buildings and monuments at the Washington Monument and Gathland state parks will be refurbished to add exhibits that will focus on the Battle of South Mountain.

That battle was just a precursor to the Battle of Antietam, which was the bloodiest single day in the war. Around 23,000 Confederate and Union soldiers were either killed, wounded, or reported missing following fighting on September 17, 1862.

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