Saturday, August 11, 2012 2-4 p.m. at Antietam National Battlefield Visitor Center, Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Join award winning Civil War Historian Robert Grandchamp for a day devoted to remembering the brave soldiers from Rhode Island who fought at the Battle of Antietam, 150 years ago. Walking the actual ground fought over by these Rhode Islanders, Robert will relate the harrowing stories of the soldiers from the smallest state and the impact they made on the battlefield. Hear of a group of college boys who found themselves at the wrong place at the wrong time, and managed to break out of Stonewall Jackson’s siege of Harpers Ferry. Walk the path followed by the brave cannoneers of Rhode Island Batteries A, D, and G as they fought with unmeasured valor to stop the Confederate advance. Experience the terror felt by the men of the Fourth Rhode Island Volunteers as they faced an entire Confederate brigade all by themselves in Otto’s Cornfield. Honor General Isaac Peace Rodman, the highest-ranking Rhode Islander to die in the Civil War, and the 52 other Rhode Island Volunteers who fell on September 17, 1862. This will be a day you will never forget.