The battle started at dawn in farmer D. R. Miller's cornfield.
It ended at dark about 3 miles south of there on the hills above the west bank of Antietam Creek near the now famous Burnside Bridge.
This past weekend living historians from North Carolina and elsewhere came to Antietam National Battlefield to honor their ancestors and fellow Americans who fought here. They conducted infantry, marching, deployment and small arms firing demonstrations representing the 28th, 18th and 11th North Carolina.
Marching According to Hardee's Tactics
Firing by Company
Calvert Arms Fife and Drum Corps joined them to play martial music
The living historians did a great job presenting programs for Antietam's visitors. They marched to the Bloody Lane to fire a volley and later placed a wreath at Confederate Brigadier General Lawrence O' Bryan Branch's mortuary cannon on Branch Ave. Calvert Arms Fife and Drum played music in Sharpsburg's town square on Saturday evening. These programs are a great way to learn from history and also to honor the brave men who fought on these fields originally settled by pacifist German Baptist Brethren farmers.