Celebrate the Sesquicentennial… with a case of Antietam Ale!

From the Frederick (Maryland) News Post: Civil War Themed Beer Crafted in Frederick The first of nine beers to commemorate the 150th Civil War anniversary — Antietam Ale — is now on tap. The concoction was derived from a number of beer recipes from the 1800s and researched by National Museum of Civil War MedicineContinue reading “Celebrate the Sesquicentennial… with a case of Antietam Ale!”

The 150th Anniversaries have a way of drawing a crowd

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 aContinue reading “The 150th Anniversaries have a way of drawing a crowd”

150 Years Ago Today: Looking down from South Mountain

If you were atop this monument to the nation’s first president 150 years ago today… …you’d see parts of two armies preparing for battle… … in the valley drained by Antietam Creek. But, if you were in downtown Washington (as I will be today due to some work commitments), you might have picked up aContinue reading “150 Years Ago Today: Looking down from South Mountain”