Join us on Facebook Live for an afternoon spent exploring the stories of Pennsylvanians who fought on America’s bloodiest day at the Battle of Antietam.
On September 17, 1862, Union and Confederate forces squared off in one of the most horrific battles of the Civil War. The Battle of Antietam remains the bloodiest day in American history – more than 23,000 soldiers fell in 12 hours of combat.
Soldiers from Pennsylvania played crucial roles in this struggle, facing the enemy on all parts of the Antietam battlefield. On Sunday, July 14th, Rich Condon (Civil War Pittsburgh), Jake Wynn (Wynning History), and other historians will be recording Facebook Live videos from Antietam National Battlefield, detailing the experiences of soldiers from the Keystone State. The live streams will begin at 12 PM and will continue throughout the day. Each will look at Pennsylvanians and the role they played on America’s deadliest day.
(This exclusively a Facebook Live stream – there will be no tour on the battlefield)
Featured Image: A sentry with the graves of Union soldiers on the Antietam battlefield (Library of Congress)