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Antietam Battlefield Guide Program: Pivotal Sites of the 1862 Maryland Campaign

Ongoing Opportunities

  • May 16 at 2 PM

On Saturday, May 16th at 2:00 PM at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum, Antietam Battlefield Guide Stephen Recker will trace the little-known sites along the route General Robert E. Lee and his army took during the 1862 Maryland Campaign.

Based on extensive original research, this talk traces the little-known sites of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his army during the 1862 Maryland Campaign. From the battlefield of Chantilly, war council at Leesburg, across the fords of the Potomac River to Frederick, Maryland and into Pennsylvania to implement special orders 191, follow the army as they finally descended on a small town called Sharpsburg, Maryland that culminated in America’s bloodiest day.

The presentation begins in the Pry Barn at 2:00 PM and is a pay-what-you-please event. There is a $3.00 suggested donation to tour the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. Members access events and tours for FREE. The Pry House is open from 11 AM to 5 PM Friday through Sunday.

Stephen Recker is a collector of rare Antietam photographs and relics. Items from his collection can be seen on battlefield waysides, in the newly renovated museum at Antietam National Battlefield, as well as in his book Rare Images of Antietam, and the Photographers Who Took Them. Recker is a member of Antietam Battlefield Guides, a service he founded in partnership with WMIA, the non-profit at Antietam National Battlefield. He produced Virtual Gettysburg, a critically acclaimed interactive Civil War battlefield tour; Antietam Artifacts, a CD-ROM with images of rare postcards from the Maryland Campaign of 1862; and, and recently edited and published Shadowing Grant: Reminiscences of the United States Hospital Transport Services in the Civil War 1864-65. Recker is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music and lives with his family in Maryland.