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Union gun crew reenactment and New York State Monument, Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, circa 1941-1970

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Summary:Union gun crew reenactment and New York State Monument, Antietam Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Maryland, circa 1941-1970. Caption reads: "Union gun crew dressed in genuine uniforms of Artillery at beginning of the War between the States, prepare to fire a 'captured' Confederate cannon of the Civil War. Cannon is a bronze 12 lb. smoothbore made in Macon, Ga., 1863. This gun crew call themselves 'Living History of Washington County, Md.' and stage battle reenactments several times a year to interest the visitors of various battlefields, at Antietam, & South Mountain in Maryland and Harper's Ferry, & Bolivar Hgts. in W. Va. The N.Y. State Monument can be seen in the background. The cannon in foreground is part of the permanent exhibit on the battlefield." Postcard number: ICS-45518-2.
Contributor:Kelley, Frank D.
Provider:Kelley's Studio
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Place of origin – Settlement:Hagerstown
Temporal subject: 1941-1950
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Sharpsburg
Topical subjects:Historical reenactments
Antietam National Battlefield (Md.)
Monuments & memorials
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
ArchivesUM location:Institute of American Deltiology postcard collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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