By Paula Tremba
February 12, 2013
My twin granddaughters were visiting from New Mexico for Christmas. Took a family/friend hike in nearby Antietam National Battlefield on a cold New Year's day.
On September 17,1862, more than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or missing in the battle at Antietam, a pivotal battle in the Civil War. Visitors can take a self-guided 8.5 mile tour of the battlefield by car, bicycle or on foot. The park includes the Antietam National Cemetery, which honors 5,000 Union soldiers who died in the battle.