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Schedule for the 135th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Antietam

August 14, 1997

Wednesday, Sept. 10

8 a.m. - sutlers may begin arriving

Thursday, Sept. 11

8 a.m. - registration and camps open to participants

6 p.m. - All sutlers must be set up by this time. Sutlers won't be allowed to set up after 6 p.m. No vehicles will be allowed into the sutler area until 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 14.

Friday, Sept. 12

8 a.m. - troops leave for parade and preservation march through Hagerstown

9 a.m. - step off for parade and preservation march

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - school tours of encampment

Stations:

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United States Sanitary Commission

Christian Commission

Displays - Mr. Artz's Collection and Medical Museum of Frederick

Federal Cavalry Demonstration

Ladies Aid Societies

Demonstrations - Children during the Civil War

Military drills, camp tours

Cavalry arrives at re-enactment site after 50-mile ride through the mountains

About 2:30 p.m. - Troops who participated in march/parade return and go into battle, which will last until about 4 p.m.

6 p.m. - No cars allowed in camps after this time. (Cars are allowed back in camps at 4 p.m. Sunday)

6:30 p.m. - Site closes to public

Saturday, Sept. 13

8:30 a.m. - period baseball, the 12th New Jersey vs. the 18th North Carolina

9 a.m. - demonstrations throughout day in Civilian Camp:

United States Sanitary Commission

Christian Commission

Artz's Antique and Agricultural Collection

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Ladies Aid Societies

Demonstrations - Children during the Civil War

10 to 11 a.m. - Karen Mehaffy, "Mourning in 19th Century America"

(Civilian Activities Tent)

10 a.m. - briefing session for military commanders

11:30 a.m. - United States Sanitary Commission Demonstration (Civilian Activities Tent)

noon - cavalry demonstration

1 p.m. - Clara Barton speaks on her life experiences as a nurse (Civilian Activities Tent)

2 p.m. - review of the troops

3 p.m. - A.P. Hill's Attack, battle scenario

medical demonstration immediately following the battle

5 p.m. - Debriefing session for military commanders

5:30 p.m. - Civil War wedding

6:30 p.m. - Camps closed to public

8:30 p.m. - Saturday night dance with 97th Regimental String Band, for re-enactors only

Sunday, Sept. 14

dawn (probably about 5:30 a.m.) - The cornfield battle scenario

9 a.m. - demonstrations throughout day in civilian camp:

United States Sanitary Commission

Christian Commission

Artz's Antique and Agricultural Collection

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Ladies Aid Societies

9:30 a.m. - commanders' meeting

10 to 11 a.m. - period church service

11 a.m. - temperance rally (starting at the Civilian Camp Headquarters)

11:30 a.m. - cavalry demonstration

1:30 p.m. - The Sunken Road ("Bloody Lane") battle scenario

4 p.m. - Cars allowed in camps/sutler area

Monday, Sept. 15

Re-enactors may camp until Monday.

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Re-enactors who have questions should call Don Warlick at 1-540-955-4291.

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