Antietam Battlefield Announces Living History Weekend & Concert Oct. 11-12

Antietam Battlefield Announces Living History Weekend & Concert Oct. 11-12
Famous Wildcat Regiment Brass Band to play on Sunday October 12
Living History Weekend at Antietam National Battlefield Coincides With Expected Bright Fall Foliage

(Sharpsburg, MD)- Living history volunteers will portray the 23rd Virginia Infantry recreating the life of a Civil War soldier, how he lived, marched and fought. Join the 23rd Virginia to learn about the history of the regiment and the stories of the common soldiers who fought with this unit. Weapons and tactics demonstrations will be held on Saturday and Sunday behind the park visitor center, with ongoing interpretation in the camp throughout the day.
According to National Park Service personnel, October 11 and 12 should be a great weekend for Western Maryland's bright fall foliage.
On Sunday October 12th ONLY, there are two special concerts scheduled by the Wildcat Regiment Brass Band. The famous band recreates an original Civil War era brass band, the regimental band of the 105th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The band members play period instruments and perform music popular during the Civil War. Concerts are at 11:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday October 12, 2008. For more information about the band, see: www.wildcatband.com.
There is no cost for these programs, but there is a park entry fee of $4.00 per person or $6.00 per family.
Antietam National Battlefield is a member of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information, see: www.marylandmemories.com. For more information about the battlefield, see: www.nps.gov/anti.
Antietam National Battlefield is the most-visited historical attraction in Western Maryland, and at 3,200 acres is known as the most-pristine battlefield park in North America. The battlefield was the site of America's bloodiest day (September 17, 1862, with 23,110 casualties).
The American Bus Association (ABA) has announced that the Annual Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination, which will be held on December 6, 2008, has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America for 2008 by an elite tourism industry selection committee. Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to the September/October issue of Destinations Magazine, indicates that the Annual Antietam National Battlefield Memorial Illumination offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world.