P.O. Box 158
Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Phone: visitor center at 301-432-5124
National Battlefield is a National Park
Service protected area along Antietam Creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland
which commemorates the American Civil War Battle of Antietam that
occurred on September 17, 1862.
What do you know about the Antietam National
Battlefield National Park? Explore this Quick US Geography Quiz.
1. When was the Antietam National Battlefield Site
- August 30, 1890
- August 30, 1910
- August 30, 1930
2. When was the park transferred from the War
- August 10, 1933
- August 10, 1943
- August 10, 1953
3. Antietam National Cemetery, whose 11.36 acres
contain 5,032 interments adjoins the park. Civil War interments occurred
in 1866. How many are unidentified?
- 1,836 unidentified
- 1,936 unidentified
- 2,836 unidentified
4. The cemetery contains only Union soldiers from
the Civil War period. Confederate dead were interred in the Washington
Confederate Cemetery within Rosehill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland; Mt.
Olivet Cemetery in Frederick, Maryland; and Elmwood Cemetery in
Shepherdstown, West Virginia.
5. The cemetery also contains the graves of
veterans and their wives from the Spanish-American War, World War I and
II, and the Korean War. The cemetery was closed to additional interments
in 1953. An exception was made in 2000 for the remains of USN Fireman
Patrick Howard Roy who was killed in the attack on the USS Cole.
6. When was the Antietam National Cemetery placed
under the War Department?
- July 14, 1870
- July 14, 1880
- July 14, 1890
7. The Pry House Field Hospital Museum is located
in the house that served as Union Commander General George B.
McClellan's headquarters during the battle. Exhibits focus on period
medical care of the wounded, as well as information about the Pry House.
The museum is sponsored by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
8. The Battle began at dawn on September 17, 1862,
when a Union general began the Union artillery bombardment off the
Confederate positions of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall"
Jackson positions in the Miller cornfield. Who was the Union General?
- Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
- Maj. Gen. Joseph Adams
- Maj. Gen. Andrew Stewart
9. As the fighting in the cornfield was coming to
a close, Maj. Gen. William H. French was moving his Federals forward to
support Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick and veered into Confederate Maj. Gen.
D.H. Hill's troops posted along the road. in the . Fierce fighting
continued here for four hours before exhaustion overwhelmed both sides.
What is the road known as?
- Simpson's Byway
- Dunkard Road
- Sunken Road
10. On the southeast side of town, Union Maj. Gen.
Ambrose E. Burnside's troops had been trying to cross a stream since
mid-morning. Around 1 p.m., they finally cross the bridge and took the
heights. What was the name of the stream?
- Antietam Creek
- Crook's Creek
- Sharpsburg Creek
11. Who served as a Captain in the 2nd
Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam
before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in
the movie Glory.
- Robert Gould Shaw
- James J. Randolph
- Mathew Broderick