The Cultural Resource Division at Antietam National Battlefield has developed a partnership with the Connecticut Civil War Round Table.
What started as a one-time lecture to the round table by a staff member has grown to include “Antietam Work Week” each spring. For the past four years, about 30 members of the round table have volunteered their time to work alongside park staff in their efforts to restore and preserve the battlefield.
Park staff tailor the work of the group to areas of the battlefield where Connecticut troops operated during the Battle of Antietam. Projects have included fence construction, installation of coping on Burnside Bridge, vegetation clearing, headstone cleaning, installation of a wood shingle roof, and rebuilding a cannon limber.
Two members of the Cultural Resource Division recently returned the favor by assisting with the cleaning and repair of a monument to Colonel Elisha S. Kellogg in Winsted, Connecticut.