Antietam - 2012

     Over the weekend of September 14 - 16, 2012, the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Antietam took place on Legacy Manor Farm, located in Boonsboro, MD.  The weekend featured reenactments of the various stages of the day long battle, living history encampments and presentations by the Federal Generals Corps (FGC) and Lee's Lieutenants, a Sutler Village, Remembrance Illumination and a Civil War Dance.

     Visitors to the FGC encampment were able to meet with Union Generals, discover the important work of the Sanitary Commission and learn about battle field medicine from Clara Barton.  During the weekend, the FGCs Provost Marshall, Tony Cannon, was promoted to Sergeant, which was well deserved.

     The FGC was very pleased to have David Trimble, a member of Lees Lieutenants, portray general Ambrose Burnside.  David and his lovely wife, Corinne, were on loan from Lees Lieutenants and all of us were sad to see them return to Lees Lieutenants at the close of the weekend.  It should be noted that David will portray reprise his persona as general Burnside at the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredricksburg this December.

     The FGC participated in formal "Meet the Generals" presentatioins on all three days of the weekend.  On Friday, approximately 1500 students attended seperate presentations by the FGC and Lees Leiutenants and visited the Living History encampments.  Many visitors attended our Saturday and Sunday presentations, which were all enjoyed.

     While several FGC members attended the Remembrance Illumination, some members visited the National Cemetry of Antietam to pay their respects to the Union soldiers who fought, and died, during the battle.