From my files on Antietam, here the group photo from Antietam 147th Anniversary hikes:
Probably about 80 folks. there in 2009.
Compare to the group photo from the 150th, this year:
Yep. Officially at 585. But several stragglers showed up after we got to the cornfield and pushed that over 600. Give or take a few.
As Robert wrote, there’s quite a number of us actively following the sesquicentennial.
While out at the Antietam 150th hikes, I finally got to meet Scott Manning. Although not a “Civil War blogger”… perhaps more of a general military history blogger… give me some time to work on him. He’s got a great post up covering the day’s activities. If you didn’t attend those hikes… well … you’ll have to work that much harder for your sesquicentennial certification!