Welcome center to open near Sharpsburg

Joshua Newcomer found himself in the middle of chaos during the Battle of Antietam.

From the front of his house, Newcomer and his family would have seen the wounded being carried over a nearby bridge crossing Antietam Creek, said John Howard, superintendent of Antietam National Battlefield.

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  1. Craig Howell says:

    So does the Park Service now own the land with the equestrian statue of R. E. Lee? If so, I hope they’ll find a way to send that statue to someplace more historically appropriate. Lee never stepped foot on that property.

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