History: The wide-open landscape has changed little since Confederate troops camped here on September 5-6, 1862, devouring fields full of green corn. A circa-1765, Georgian-style manor house erected by Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll was part of an expansive estate that included mills and lime kilns.
More to Explore: The manor house (not open to the public) is in the vicinity of numerous heritage sites and nature trails found around Catoctin Mountain, along the Journey Through Hallowed Ground National Scenic Byway and beside the C&O Canal.
Photo Credits: “Antietam, Md. Allan Pinkerton”, “Maryland. John C. Babcock, a Secret Service man and Gimlet, a celebrated war horse of the Rappahannock” & “The battle of Antietam, Md. Sept. 17th 1862” Courtesy of: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division