Antietam National Battlefield seeking information for the 150th Anniversary of the National Cemetery

Sept. 17th marks the 150th Anniversary of the dedication of the Antietam

SHARPSBURG, Md. - September 17, 2017 marks the 150th Anniversary of the dedication of the Antietam National Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Maryland. 

Throughout the year, the park plans to remember and honor those who are buried in the cemetery through a series of special talks and events.

The park would like to invite anyone who has stories, photos or documents of soldiers in the cemetery to share copies of them with us. 

The Antietam National Cemetery was dedicated in 1867. Approximately 5,000 service members from the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War are buried in the cemetery, including many soldiers from the local area.

The park will gratefully accept information about any veteran buried in the cemetery. On September 17, the names of every person buried in the National Cemetery will be read. The reading of the names is open to the public. 

If anyone would like to read their relatives name, or provide information on a soldier buried in the cemetery, contact Park Ranger Keith Snyder at 301-432-5124 or email him at

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