By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Organizers of the September re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam said Tuesday that 6,000 re-enactors have signed on and most hotel rooms in Washington County are booked for the event.
Dennis Frye, president of the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites Inc., which is producing the event, estimated that 10,000 to 15,000 re-enactors would participate, making it the largest re-enactment in the country this year.
If enough re-enactors participate, "battles" could be true to scale, he said.
"That's almost unheard of," he told the Washington County Commissioners.
The three-day event commemorating the Sept. 17, 1862, battle, will run from Sept. 12 to Sept. 14 at the Artz Farm on Rench Road between Sharpsburg Pike and Downsville Pike.