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Antietam Animated Map - Preservation News September 2012

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

Jim Lighthizer Photo
September 2012
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

Antietam 360

Antietam 360 Visit the Antietam battlefield from your desktop. Our new Antietam 360 offering enables you to explore the battlefield via 8 beautiful panoramic images. Click on various points of interest to learn more about specific landmarks.

2012 Photo Contest Winners

2012 Photo Contest Winners View the winning photos from the Civil War Trust's annual photo contest. This year's winners were selected from a trove of excellent photos submitted from every corner of the Civil War world.

Emancipation Proclamation Page

Emancipation Proclamation Page 150 years ago this month, Abraham Lincoln issued the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation — an executive order that would change the very nature of the American Civil War. Learn more about this pivotal moment in our history.

Hallowed Ground: Maryland Campaign

Author Interview Learn more about the pivotal moments of the 1862 Maryland Campaign in a special Antietam Sesquicentennial edition of Hallowed Ground magazine.

Antietam Battle App

Antietam Battle App Have you downloaded our latest free Battle App? Our new GPS-enabled Antietam Battle App can be your guide to the entire battlefield. Follow our four detailed tours or just wander and explore with confidence.

Flags of Antietam

Flags of Antietam Our Flags of Antietam feature includes images of Confederate and Union battle flags carried with the men who fought at the Battle of Antietam. See the banners that regiments carried proudly to the front.

Antietam in 3-D

Antietam in 3-D See remarkable Civil War photos from the Antietam battlefield in 3-D—just as the Civil War photographers intended.

Author Interview: Civil War Shepherdstown

Author Interview The Civil War Trust recently had the chance to sit down with Nicholas Redding, author of a new book, Civil War Shepherdstown: Victory and Defeat in West Virginia's Oldest Town.

Student Videos: Antietam

Student Videos As part of its Of the Student, By the Student, For the Student® program, the Journey Through Hallowed Ground worked with eighth-grade students at the E. Russell Hicks Middle School in Hagerstown, Maryland to produce a series of videos related to the Battle of Antietam and the Civil War era.

Video: The Battle of Hampton Roads

Video Naval historian Dr. Craig Symonds describes the action between the ironclad CSS Virginia and the wooden warships of the Federal fleet in Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862.

The Road to Emancipation

The Road to Emancipation Learn more about the challenging road to emancipation in this article and video set from Hari Jones of the African-American Civil War Memorial in Washington, D.C.

September Civil War Battles

September battles Expand your knowledge of the Civil War by learning more about some of the great Civil War battles that occurred in the month of September. Access our history articles, photos, maps, and links for the battles listed below:

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