This week marked the 151st anniversary of the American Civil War battle at Antietam, Maryland. This horrific confrontation resulted in the bloodiest day in United States history, with over 23,000 casualties on both sides.
The Civil War was a conflict that ripped the U.S. in two during the 19th Century. As the fight between the North and the South raged on, many civilians fell victim to the devastation that occurred across the land. Dunker Church is one such location.
Burnside Bridge is located within Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland. Originally built in 1836 as a crossing over Antietam Creek, it played a major role in the U.S. Civil War. It is rumored to be one of the most haunted Civil War locations.
Burnside Bridge. Originally, built in 1836 as a crossing of the creek, it served as an operational bridge until the mid 20th century. Today it is preserved as part of the Antietam National Battlefield, a part of the National Park Service.
The Mumma Farm. Samuel Mumma had donated the land the Dunker Church was built upon. This home was burned intentionally by the Confederate Army in 1862 during the Battle of Antietam. The only original structure is the white building off in the distance that appears left to the cannon. The Mumma family rebuilt one year after the battle took place.