Where are the State Monuments at Antietam National Battlefield?

The state monuments at Antietam are the largest memorials on this rural battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Five state monuments honor the service of Union soldiers. That count includes the Maryland State Monument, which honors Maryland natives who fought on both sides of the conflict. Two state monuments honor Confederate soldiers….

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What Is That Upside Down Green Cannon? – Antietam Mortuary Cannons

When you bicycle U.S. Civil War battlefields, you can see some pretty strange things. At Antietam, what’s up with the upside down green cannon on the side of the road? (Actually, there are six of these located throughout the battlefield.) It’s different at Gettysburg, where fourteen cannon barrels are mounted…

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