By GUY FLETCHER
Organizers of the 135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam said they have sold about 4,000 tickets and are still predicting 50,000 spectators will come to the three-day event - weather permitting.
"I think that is a fair assessment of what will happen," said Kate John, destinations resource manager for the Maryland Office of Tourism.
The sales figures are estimates because tickets are being sold at several area locations, as well as through a toll-free number - 1-888-248-4597. Advance tickets are $7.50 a day for adults and $4 for students ages 7 to 18. Children age 6 and younger will be admitted free. A pass for all three days can be purchased for $12.50 for adults and $7.50 for students.