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Antietam National Battlefield

Note To Interior Staff: The Battle Of Antietam Is Not A Fable

The Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest single battle involving United States forces not just during the Civil War but in all American history. It was a day when 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded, or went missing. There was nothing "fabled" about it, as an Interior Department release described the battlefield.

Deer Culled From Civil War Battlefield Parks Provide 8 Tons Of Venison For Food Banks

Three Western Maryland national parks this month concluded operations to reduce overabundant white-tailed deer that threaten the historic scenery of two Civil War battlefields and a 5,810-acre hardwood mountain forest. This season, more than eight tons of venison were donated to the local Maryland Food Bank, the Thurmont Food Bank, the Help Hotline and the Lunch Place soup kitchen.

Culling Of White-Tailed Deer Approved For Antietam, Monocacy, And Manassas National Battlefields

Gunshots could soon be echoing across the Antietam, Monocacy, and Manassas national battlefields near the nation's capital as National Park Service personnel work to bring down populations of white-tailed deer that are far above numbers that can interfere with natural revegetation on the landscape.

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