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    Antietam National Battlefield Tour

    Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American…

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    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam

    James McPherson, Civil War historian, and Edwin Bearss, former National Park Service chief historian, each talked about the Battle of Antietam. After the presentations the authors together…

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    Harold Holzer on the Battle of Antietam

    Harold Holzer spoke about the battle of Antietam, particularly the involvement of President Lincoln. Topics included his relations with the troops, foreign relations, the Emancipation…

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    James McPherson on the Battle of Antietam

    Historian James McPherson talked about the Battle of Antietam. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including video Touts from high school students. Some scenes of…

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    Maryland Monument of the Battle of Antietam

    A park ranger talked about the Maryland Monument on the Antietam National Battlefield. The monument depicts scenes of the battle in which troops from the state were engaged on both sides of…

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    Civil War Photographs and Illustrations

    Helena Zinkham talked about photographs and drawings of the Battle of Antietam. She displayed reproductions of several items from the collection of the Library of Congress. Ms. Zinkham…

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    Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation

    Mark Neely talked about his book, Lincoln and the Triumph of the Nation: Constitutional Conflict in the American Civil War. He talked about the two months before the Battle of Antietam…

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    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Views

    Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor portraying…

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    The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views

    Edna Greene Medford talked about the Battle of Antietam and its role in President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation. She responded to telephone calls and electronic…

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    Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign

    Kathleen Ernst talked about her book, Too Afraid to Cry: Maryland Civilians in the Antietam Campaign. She responded to questions from members of the audience. This was part of a National…

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    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Views

    Scenes were shown of activities at Antietam National Battlefield where the National Park Service was commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam. A re-enactor showed his…

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    Keith Snyder on the Battle of Antietam

    Keith Snyder spoke about the Battle of Antietam and the activities at the battlefield commemorating the 150th anniversary. Scenes were shown of activities at the battlefield, including a…

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    Dwight Pitcaithley on Southern Secession

    Dwight Pitcaithley, former chief historian of the National Park Service, spoke about the South’s perceived need to secede from the Union and secession as a constitutional crisis. He…

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    150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, Introduction

    Scenes were shown of the Antietam National Battlefield as schedule information was given about live programming from the site of a National Park Service program to commemorate the 150th…

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