The Civil War Trust's collection of photos from the four battlefields of the 1862 Maryland Campaign.
(10 photos in gallery)
Target Property at South Mountain
General Meade and his troops moved through this forested area at South Mountain. Acquisition of this target property would increase the Civil War Trust’s land holdings in the area by 298 acres.
Dahlgren Road served Union soldiers as a crucial pathway toward Confederate soldiers embedded on either side of the road on September 14, 1862. These soldiers proceeded to the Battle of South Mountain in an attempt to stop the reunification of Lee’s army before the Battle of Antietam.
Target Property at Harpersâ€™ Ferry
This parcel of land – pictured in the direction where the cannon in pointed – would extend the protected land of the famous clash of General Stonewall Jackson and General Dixon Miles. Confederate soldiers left Harpers’ Ferry for the Battle of Antietam.
Destruction of Harpers' Ferry
(Library of Congress)
The bridge in Harpers' Ferry which was destroyed in 1861.
View from Bolivar Heights
Bolivar Heights witnessed the formal surrender of 12,700 Union troops after three days of fighting on September 15, 1862. The property, located beyond the tree line, would extend the protected land in the region.
View from Target Property at Antietam
The land located along Hagerstown Pike - the road which leads to land containing the Dunker Church and the fields where the majority of bloodshed occurred at the Battle of Antietam – hosted Union troops as they proceeded towards the Confederate position.
The acquisition of Reel Ridge would expand the current preserved land in association with the Battle of Antietam. Reel Ridge was of strategic importance during the battle as it was one of the key parcels of high ground around the Sunken Road.
Target Property at Shepherdstown
Union soldiers, under the command of General Porter, moved through this area in pursuit of General A.P. Hill’s Confederate troops on September 19, 1862.
(Antietam National Battlefield)
This image of Shepherdstown during the Civil War highlights its essential waterways which made Sheperdstown a crucial victory for the Confederate troops during the Maryland Campaign in 1862.
Union troops utilized Trough Road to reach the Battle of Shepherdstown. As soldiers travelled up this road, Confederate soldiers were located within the forested area.