Antietam Animated Map
Have you seen the Trust's latest animated map? Check out our Antietam Animated Map and learn more about the 1862 Maryland Campaign and the Battle of Antietam. Watch the Union and Confederate forces contest the Cornfield, West Woods, Sunken Road, and the slopes below Sharpsburg.
From Our President
Dear Civil War Preservationist,
150 years ago this month the 1862 Maryland Campaign played out to its fateful conclusion during the Battle of Antietam — the single bloodiest day in American history. As we look back towards this moment in our nation's history, I do hope you will take some time to check out our new Antietam Animated Map and Antietam 360 site, along with the other amazing Antietam-related resources available on our website. The Civil War Trust remains committed to preserving the memory of the Civil War by preserving the very ground where this great struggle was played out.
I also hope you saw your recent announcement regarding the 285 acre tract at Gaines' Mill that we've been working to save. In just about one year's time we have raised the $1.7 million private sector dollars needed to pay for this remarkable tract that will greatly expand the amount of preserved land at this battle where Robert E. Lee earned his first Civil War victory. We should all be proud of this remarkable accomplishment.
- Jim Lighthizer, Civil War Trust President
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