Walking Antietam: Part 3 – New!

Walking Antietam: Part 3 | Burnside Bridge – New!
1 session, 6 hours

Burnside Bridge is Antietam’s most iconic image. The graceful three-arch stone span, original to its core, has endured war, floods and millions of tourists. But few understand its real role in America’s bloodiest battle. Join Civil War historian and Antietam scholar Dennis Frye for a stroll about the bridge, discovering its hidden mysteries and the falsehoods surrounding its legends. Dennis is renowned for challenging conventional history, and in this case, he will tackle the near impossible – redeeming Burnside’s reputation! Following a morning beside the bridge, we will explore the fields (a newer NPS acquisition) where General Lee’s army faced near extinction.

Please Note: Bring your walking shoes as we expect to walk a total distance of 3 miles, spread throughout the day, over gentle undulating terrain. Lunch is included in your fee. No refunds after close of business on April 30, 2020.

Instructor: Dennis Frye
Dennis E. Frye has spent nearly 50 years studying and writing about Antietam. As a native of the battlefield region and an actual “Dunker,” his distant relatives owned much of the ground where the battle occurred. Dennis retired from the National Park Service after more than a three decade career, including 20 years as Chief Historian at Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park. Dennis has written ten books and 102 articles, his most recent entitled: Antietam Shadows: Mystery, Myth & Machination. Dennis is a nationally recognized preservationist, as co-founder and past president of both the American Battlefields Trust and the Save Historic Antietam Foundation.

Walking Antietam: Part 3 | Burnside Bridge – New!
ILR598 • 5-Digit Number: 19421
Thursday • 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. • 5/7
Location: Antietam National Battlefield
Fee: $89



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