Bicycling Antietam National Battlefield: The Cyclist's Civil War Travel Guide is the one-and-only book that you need to bicycle the Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. Start your 9.2-mile looped ride at the Visitor Center or connect from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath. This guidebook's 208 full-color pages are packed with 43 maps, 100 photos, GPS points, and touring tips. Written by a native Marylander who wanted to showcase the history of Maryland civilians and soldiers, Bicycling Antietam National Battlefield offers a unique approach to active, experiential learning.
This second book in Civil War Cycling's military travel guide series belongs on every Civil War history buff's bookshelf, whether you are a bicyclist or not. It is a short but dense reference work that teaches American history by weaving historical themes with the aid of maps and photos that enable "learning on two wheels." For readers who also appreciate supporting details, the book includes a substantial section of endnotes, an index, glossary, and bibliography that focuses specifically on Civil War Maryland and hiking and biking tourism.
Take a ride back in time and learn the story of the Battle of Antietam (September 17, 1862) from the perspective of a bicyclist.