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marylandstatearchives Today we’re visiting Washington County, carved out of Frederick County in 1776 by resolve of the Constitutional Convention, and named after George Washington before he was even elected president! Twenty years earlier, Governor Horatio Sharpe ordered that a fort, later named Fort Frederick, be built in that area near the Potomac River to protect the people of Maryland from attack during the French and Indian War. It’s still open today and is operated as a state park. The fort regularly hosts reenactment events that allow you to travel back in time and see it the way it might have appeared when it was still protecting the frontier (top). Luckily enough for Maryland, the fort was never attacked by the French. Eventually, Fort Frederick outlived its usefulness, and was left abandoned after the Revolutionary war, until 1861 when it was briefly resurrected for use during the Civil War. Near the town of Sharpsburg lies a far more famous Civil War site: Antietam National Battlefield (center and bottom). The day of the battle, September 17, 1862, remains the single bloodiest day in American history, with an estimated 22,717 casualties. President Lincoln was able to use the Union’s strategic victory to announce and implement the Emancipation Proclamation, forever changing the history of this nation. #ArchivesSummerRoadTrip #VisitMaryland #MDinFocus #summer #WashingtonCounty #GeorgeWashington #GovernorHoratioSharpe #FortFrederick #FrenchandIndianWar #CivilWar #Antietam #AntietamNationalBattlefield #Sharpsburg #reenactments #reenactors #cannon #emancipationproclamation #emancipation #burnsidesbridge 3h

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jiangrisa #noodlesink #antietam #calligraphy #fountainpen #handwriting
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cady_rae_ Ran into an apple orchard on our hike 🌳#appleorchard #hike #antietamlake #antietam #berkscounty #beautifulday 22h

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rox292 Burnside's Bridge at Antietam. Around 400 Georgians held off thousands of Union soldiers for hours before finally losing ground. #Antietam #civilwar 23h

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rox292 The sunken road at Antietam, also known as the Bloody Lane. #Antietam #civilwar 23h

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rox292 The Cornfield at Antietam. The bloodiest square mile ever on American soil. #Antietam #civilwar 24h

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Ludwig Heart of the Civil War
mdcivilwar A reporter from the L.A. Times recently visited #Boonsboro in pursuit of Nora Roberts (and French fries). While the popular romance author was not in town, there was plenty else to explore along Main Street, including @innboonsboro. Read the Day Trippers article at lat.ms/1CWpFLf. #mainstreet #noraroberts #daytrip #antietam #nationalroad #civilwarmaryland 1d

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1scotfree Newcomer family home #sharpsburg #maryland. The family watched the battle of #Antietam take place from here. #warishell #civilwar #battle #battlefield #newcomerhouse 1d

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c.lop28 My handy work. It can be found on amazon, barnes and noble, in Gettysburg, or ten roads publishing.com #civilwarhistory #book #amazon #gettysburg #antietam #civilwar #newyork #warbetweenthestates 2d

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katchstep We move along the earth and ponder all who lied there, staring up at the sky, likely for the last time. #antietam #latergram #history #portraits 2d

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tysoup98 Antietam National Battlefield - Sharpsburg Maryland #antietam #maryland #cannon #southmountain #sharpsburg 2d

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mdaneman The Best farm, where Confederate and Union troops fought in 1862 as part of the Antietam campaign and again in 1864. The war was between supporters of states' rights to enslave certain human beings and people incredibly determined to keep those slaveowners in the same country as them in the name of union. #thecivilwarmakesnodangsense #thecivilwar #Antietam #frederickmd #frederick #monocacybattlefield 3d

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