ANTIETAM: 140th Anniversary Reenactment
The Antz Farm
Hagerstown, MD
September 13-15, 2002

This season's major re-enactment, Antietam 140, was held on the Antz Farm not far from Antietam Battlefield. Seven us made the trip down for this big anniversary event, falling in with the 61st NY and 125th NY of the Mifflin Guard. The "Fox's Gap" scenario was held on Friday afternoon and we all had to get up in the wee hours of Saturday morning to do battle in the Cornfield. At a more reasonable hour that same day, we played the Irish Brigade on their assault upon the Sunken Road. Your correnspondent stuck around the vicinity the next view days and was able to get some good photos of the real battlefield on the very anniversary of the battle.
The Company Street The Federal Camp Sutlers Row On the March...
Roll Call Pvt. Kenny Federal artillery opens up Fox's Gap Scenario
The Rebels Advance... The Union Rallies The Union Triumphs! Pvt Kenny and T.J. (Pvt. Casey)
Breakfast around the campfire lining up again Getting ready for the Bloody Lane Scenario Getting ready for the Bloody Lane Scenario
Waiting... ...and more waiting... Sgt. Farr (Bob Bachmann) Almost ready...
Thar she blows!!!... The Rebels holding Sunken Lane The Irish Brigade charges forward... The Union breaks the Rebel lines...
The real Cornfield The real Sunken Road The real Burnside Bridge