The walkway up the hill to the beautiful Maryland Monument is lined with luminaries along both sides. More luminaries are on each side. Each year, on the first Saturday in December, more than 1,000 volunteers place and light 23,110 luminaries over a large portion of the battlefield … one for each casualty of the battle at Antietam (near Sharpsburg, Maryland) on September 17, 1862. This was the single bloodiest day of the Civil War.
June 11th, 2011
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