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antietam News

Op-Ed: The bloody road to Emancipation — The battle of Antietam

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.

Civil War: A look at the history of Dunker Church Special

Sharpsburg - 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.

Civil War ghosts: Is Burnside Bridge at Antietam haunted? Special

Sharpsburg - 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.
 

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Burnside Bridge. Originally  built in 1836 as a crossing of the creek  it served as an operational b...
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.
Over 150 years ago  the Union and Confederate Armies clashed at the area now called Burnside Bridge.
Over 150 years ago, the Union and Confederate Armies clashed at the area now called Burnside Bridge.
The Mumma Farm. Samuel Mumma had donated the land the Dunker Church was built upon. This home was bu...
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.
Dunker Church (seemingly also known as Dunkard Church) survived the Battle of Antietam  but was flat...
Dunker Church (seemingly also known as Dunkard Church) survived the Battle of Antietam, but was flattened in a 1921 storm.
Bloody Lane at Antietam.
Bloody Lane at Antietam.
Standing on Burnside Bridge looking at the creek during a brisk winter s day.
Standing on Burnside Bridge looking at the creek during a brisk winter's day.
Dunker Church  originally established in 1852  played a pivotal role in the Civil War.
Dunker Church, originally established in 1852, played a pivotal role in the Civil War.
Antietam Creek. In the Civil War the two armies clashed in this area as the Union Army tried to capt...
Antietam Creek. In the Civil War the two armies clashed in this area as the Union Army tried to capture the bridge.
Rebuilt in the mid-20th Century  this is how Dunker Church looks today. It is a replica of the origi...
Rebuilt in the mid-20th Century, this is how Dunker Church looks today. It is a replica of the original built in 1852, but original materials that had been salvaged were used in its reconstruction.
According to Park Rangers  visitors and Civil War reenactors  some strange occurrences that indicate...
According to Park Rangers, visitors and Civil War reenactors, some strange occurrences that indicate paranormal activity have been said to happen in this vicinity.
Bloody Lane is one of the locations at Antietam that is reportedly haunted. A bitter battle was foug...
Bloody Lane is one of the locations at Antietam that is reportedly haunted. A bitter battle was fought during the Civil War on this land.
Dunker Church as it appears in December 2012 at Antietam.
Dunker Church as it appears in December 2012 at Antietam.
A view of Dunker Church from the rear side of the building
A view of Dunker Church from the rear side of the building
Burnside Bridge is said by many to be haunted.
Burnside Bridge is said by many to be haunted.
Sign posted on the Antietam National Battlefield which shares history of the Mumma Farm. It indicate...
Sign posted on the Antietam National Battlefield which shares history of the Mumma Farm. It indicates that the field looks much like it would have during the mid-1800s.
 A Beacon of Peace .  
Marker near the Dunker Church in the Antietam National Battlefield.
"A Beacon of Peace". Marker near the Dunker Church in the Antietam National Battlefield.