Railroad to Reunion
— Antietam Campaign 1862 —After the Battle of Antietam on September 17, 1862, soldiers' families traveled by rail to Hagerstown or Frederick, and then by horse and buggy to the site to recover the bodies of loved ones or to search for survivors. Thus began a constant stream of battlefield visitors that still continues. A regular Decoration Day commemoration (a forerunner of Memorial Day) began in May 1868 with a parade through Sharpsburg and the decoration of soldiers' graves.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Maryland Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Maryland Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 9:45am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 261743 N 4370541|
|Decimal Degrees||39.45150000, -77.76896667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 27.09', W 77° 46.138'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 27' 5.40" N, 77° 46' 8.28" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 17230 Shepherdstown Pike, Sharpsburg MD 21782, US|
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