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Antietam Battlefield National Park

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Sharpsburg, MD 21782
Phone: visitor center at 301-432-5124

Antietam 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 established

  • August 30, 1890
  • August 30, 1910
  • August 30, 1930

2. When was the park transferred from the War Department?

  • 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.

  • True or False?

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.

  • True or False?

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.

  • True or False?

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


Antietam National Battlefield National Park

  1. August 30, 1890
  2. August 10, 1933
  3. 1,836 unidentified
  4. True
  5. True
  6. July 14, 1870
  7. True
  8. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker
  9. Sunken Road
  10. Antietam Creek
  11. Robert Gould Shaw

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