Spring Work Day

March 27, 2015

We are pleased to announce SHAF will be hosting our annual Work Day on Saturday, April 25, 2015. We will be cutting trees and brush on the Otto farm, Ninth Corps attack field. Meet at the Visitor’s Center at 9:00 a.m., bring gloves, water, and dress for the weather. Please let us know if you are attending, either posting here or at www.shaf.org. Thank you!

Agenda for general membership meeting

March 13, 2015


SHAF General Membership Meeting

10:00 March 21, 2015

Mumma Farm, Antietam Battlefield

Welcome and introduction of Board members.

1.  What have we accomplished?

– Origins of SHAF

– Original Mission and Focus

– Actions Taken/ Accomplished

2.  What challenges do we face?

–  Aging membership and board

–  Land acquisition not as high a priority

–  Maintaining the right balance in our relationship with:

-  the community and

-  other civil war preservation organizations

3.  Where do we go from here?

–  Working relationship with park

–  Importance of educational and research programs

–  Emphasis on easement protection

–  Preservation activities outside of immediate Antietam battlefield area.

General Membership Meeting

March 5, 2015

SHAF will be holding a General Membership Meeting on March 21, 2015 at the Mumma Farm, Antietam National battlefield, starting at 10:00 a.m. We think it is time, after 30 years of saving battlefield land, it is time to re-examine of goals, purpose and structure to align ourselves for the next few decades. Any person who has contributed to SHAF in any way over the past few years is invited to attend and voice their opinion. Responding here will help us get an idea how many chairs to set out, thank you.

2015 Newsletter

February 23, 2015

2015 SHAF newsletter

2013 Harsh Award Results

December 8, 2014

Our 2013 Joseph L. Harsh Award winner, Jamesina Thatcher, created a detailed study of the maps accompanying Gen. Ezra Carman’s maps of the battle of Antietam. Below are links to the narrative of her work, the illustrations or slides, and the GPS figures to locate each site she mentions.  We are pleased to offer these to our members and guest readers, and are very impressed with Ms. Thatcher’s work.

Best War Map Ever Made

Best War Map Ever Made – Slides

Best War Map – Terrain Index of GPS Coordinates