By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
The majority of the more than 100 patients treated Saturday in the first-aid tent at the 135th Commemoration of the Battle of Antietam event were suffering heat-related problems, according to medical personnel.
The temperature rose as high as 77 degrees.
Treatment ranged from giving them fluids, to using ice packs, to the intravenous treatment given to between 20 and 30 of the victims, said Alan Matheny, emergency medical services coordinator for the Halfway Volunteer Fire Co.
One re-enactor collapsed from a heat-related problem during the afternoon battle re-enactment and had to be taken to Washington County Hospital, he said