The Antietam Institute

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The Antietam Institute is a member centered organization with a mission to educate the public on the critical importance of the Battle of Antietam and the 1862 Maryland Campaign: a major turning point of the Civil War that resulted directly in the Emancipation Proclamation. Learn more about the Institute.


The Antietam Institute offers a variety of informative, thought-provoking, and enjoyable events. Attendance is kept low to encourage close interaction between participants, speakers, and excursion leaders. Two programs are planned: the Fall Conference and Spring Symposium.


Institute publications help increase public understanding of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 and include the twice-yearly Antietam Journal and a series of new full length works.


Your membership entitles you to attend Institute events and receive discounts on Institute publications and merchandise. More importantly, by joining with us you make possible the larger missions of scholarship, education, and philanthropy.

Institute News

  • Scholarship Donation
    In late, rainy September 2022, a small group of Princeton University Alumni came to the Antietam National Battlefield with a special guide, Professor James M. McPherson.  They have previously been on a tour of […]

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The Historical Research Center

The Historical Research Center (HRC) is a curated selection of digital reference material to help you in your study of the Battle of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign.  

We’re collecting unit histories, images, and documents which shed light on Antietam and the Campaign of 1862, and you can browse or search them in the HRC.

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