CWI Co-Sponsors Antietam Symposium

CWI Co-Sponsors Antietam Symposium

CWI was pleased to partner with the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War (Shepherd University) and Antietam National Battlefield to sponsor a day-long symposium on "Remembering the Violence of Antietam" on Saturday, September 8, 2018.  Devoted to exploring the culture of commemoration, violence, and memorialization that occurred after the Battle of Antietam, the program featured lectures from CWI Director Peter Carmichael and Gettysburg alumnae Amelia Grabowski ’13, as well as Caroline Janney (University of Virginia). The morning’s events were held at the Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education (213 N. King Street, Shepherdstown, WV). Participants then headed over to Antietam National Battlefield for the three afternoon programs led by James Broomall (Shepherd University), Brian Baracz (Antietam National Battlefield), and Keith Snyder (Antietam National Battlefield).

Four current Gettysburg students, Benjamin Roy '21; Cameron Sauers '21; Lizzie Hobbs '21; and Garrett Kost '21, joined Carmichael and Grabowski (far right) on the battlefield to learn more about the commemoration of this bloody battle. 

Remembering the Violence of Antietam

Morning Lectures at Robert C. Byrd Center for Congressional History and Education (213 N. King Street, Shepherdstown, WV)

9:00am: "The Making of the Angel of the Battlefield" - Amelia Grabowski
10:00am: "Where is the Blood? Imagination, Violence, and the Sunken Lane" - Dr. Peter Carmichael
11:00am: "On this Field Died Slavery: Remembering and Reconciling at Antietam" - Dr. Caroline Janney

12:00pm: Lunch break - Participants free to eat on their own and then travel to Antietam National Battlefield *Please note - lunch and transportation are not provided*

Afternoon Lectures  at Antietam National Battlefield Visitor's Center (5831 Dunker Church Road, Sharpsburg, MD

1:30pm: "To 'learn how terrible a thing war is': James Hope's Bloody Vision of the Battle of Antietam" - Dr. James Broomall
2:30pm: "Memory in Bronze and Stone" - Brian Baracz
4:00pm: "The Global Sacrifice for Freedom at Antietam National Cemetery" - Keith Snyder