Antietam National Battlefield Tour

This video originally aired on Sunday, September 16, 2012.

About This Video

Historians Brooks Simpson and Mark Grimsley lead a group on a day-long tour of Antietam National Battlefield, the 1862 engagement that is considered the bloodiest single day in American history. Visiting key locations at the National Park, including the Cornfield, Sunken Road and Burnside Bridge, the historians use the landscape and demonstrations to show what the battle was like for the armies on the ground.


Civil War, American History, Antietam, Union, Confederate, Emancipation Proclamation

Related Subjects/Topics

  • U.S. History
  • Military


  • Historian Mark Grimsley
  • Historian Brooks Simpson