The Sesquicentennial reenactment was September 14, 15 & 16. Due to the larger than anticipated registrations, the 150th Antietam Reenactment Committee secured the Legacy Manor Farm. The Farm is a historic 400 acre working farm located just 2 miles north of the Antietam Battlefield off of Route 65 (Sharpsburg Pike).
Photographer Richard Barnes took photographs during the event. Here is a story about it on Rock Center with Brian Williams.
The 150th Antietam-Sharpsburg Reenactment is pleased to announce we will be hosting a Remembrance Illumination scheduled for Saturday evening, September 15th at 7PM. The Antietam Illumination Committee in conjunction with Michael Wicklein will be placing 3654 (Union KIA 2108, Confederate KIA 1546) candles on the reenactment battlefield in remembrance of the number killed in action on September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam. Lasting approximately one hour, the program will include an artillery salute.
The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, and was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties.