March 20, 2021
Members and volunteers of the Save Historic Antietam Foundation completed their first work day of 2021 on property owned by the American Battlefield Trust, who allowed us to do the work. The group, which included students from Boonsboro High School’s Rho Kappa History Society and members of the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry (Duryee’s Zouaves), cleared trees, fence lines, and rock ledges on property known during the Battle of Antietam as Reel Ridge.
Reel Ridge served as a Confederate artillery position throughout the battle and was also the location of the Army of Northern Virginia’s final line on the evening of September 17, 1862.
Thanks to everyone who came out to support our efforts!