Antietam Battlefield Sharpsburg, Maryland

Share Now:

Antietam National Battlefield was the birthplace of triage, the first example of organised emergency battlefield medicine; and dozens of local buildings in nearby Frederick were turned into makeshift hospitals, one of which is now the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, located within its 30-block historic district. The museum’s displays and life-size wax figures explain the use of hospital trains and vividly describe the horrors of Civil War-era operating rooms.

The city itself abounds in history. It’s where Lincoln addressed a crowd after the battle, and Clara Barton, who would go on to found the American Red Cross, had her first battlefield nursing experience.

 

book a room
Book a room in Antietam

 

Visit the Antietam National Battelfield website

 

 

 

 

 

Enhanced by Zemanta

 

Categories: Abacos, Maryland, Sharpsburg, USA

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Vacation Inquiry