Category Antietam

New congressional resolution introduced to remove Lee statue from Antietam

I came across this article, which tells us, “Three Maryland congressmen have introduced a new resolution calling for the removal of the Gen. Robert E. Lee statue from Antietam National Battlefield. U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown, D-4th, is the sponsor of House Resolution 970, which was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives in February. The […]

Photographs of Antietam Battlefield

Here’s Stephen Recker discussing photographs of the Antietam Battlefield, including some that haven’t been seen before. The video’s description reads, “Stephen Recker is creator of the book, Rare Images of Antietam – And the Photographers Who Took Them. Mr. Recker talked about how he became interested in collecting photographs of the Antietam battlefield, and shared stories […]

Artist James Hope and the 1862 Battle of Antietam

Here’s Professor James Broomall of Shepherd University delivering a lecture on the artist James Hope and his paintings about the Battle of Antietam. Hope was an officer in the Vermont Brigade and fought at Antietam. This lecture comes from a class he taught in a course on the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era. The […]

Dr. Joseph Harsh Confederate Tide Rising

Here’s an outstanding presentation by the late Professor Joseph L. Harsh on Robert E. Lee during the Maryland Campaign. This is from 2001 in Gettysburg, PA.

Myths About the Battle of Antietam

Here’s Dennis Frye, recently retired from being the Chief Historian at Harpers Ferry, giving a great presentation on the myths surrounding the Battle of Antietam in front of the Mosby Heritage Area Association. The video’s description reads, “Author Dennis Frye talked about his book, Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination. He described his research approach and gave […]

Soldiers’ Views of the Battle of Antietam

Here’s Keith Snyder of the National Park Service giving a presentation to the Mosby Heritage Area Association based on soldier letters on the soldier’s perspective of the Battle of Antietam. The video’s description reads, “Keith Snyder from the Antietam National Battlefield shared personal accounts of soldiers who fought in the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862. Through […]

Veteran Reunions and Monuments at Antietam

Here’s Professor Caroline Janney of the University of Virginia giving an excellent talk on memory at the Antietam Battlefield. The video’s description reads, “Historian Caroline Janney talked about the monuments and dedication ceremonies at Antietam battlefield during the 1880s through the early 1900s. She argued that Union and Confederate veterans had different views on what reconciliation […]