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Antietam National Battlefield  II
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Tour Stop 1 - NY Monument with the Maryland Monument in center background, looking North

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Tour Stop 1 - Model 1857 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer, (Commonly known as the “Napoleon,” this smoothbore was the favored artillery piece in both armies throughout the Civil War. Although it was used at moderate range with explosive shell, it was especially effective at close range with canister shot.) (Narrative courtesy of plaque near gun)



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Tour Stop 1 - Artillery pieces and Dunker Church, looking northwest

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Tour Stop 1 - Model 1841 6-Pounder Gun, (Although of Mexican War Vintage, this smoothbore was still being used by many Confederate batteries at Antietam.) (Narrative courtesy of plaque at gun)

 


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