During the first week of October 1862, President Lincoln traveled to Harpers Ferry and Antietam to visit the Army of the Potomac, to ensure that Gen. George B. McClellan followed up on his success. While reviewing the army, Lincoln sadly remarked, “This is not the army of the Potomac, it is Gen. McClellan’s bodyguard.”
Many of the sites of Lincoln’s time remain at both Antietam and Harpers Ferry, including locations associated with John Brown’s Raid and museums that interpret these critical days in our history. You can see them and learn about them on this full-day study tour led by historian Ed Bearss.
8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. by bus from the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St., S.W. (corner of 6th & C Sts.), with a stop at the Urbana carpool lot, I-270 and Rte. 80, at about 8:55 a.m.
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