New Podcasts: Antietam, John Brown’s Raid audio tours now total 19
Free podcast audio tours of the Antietam battlefield and John Brown’s Raid at Harpers Ferry are
now online at
The Antietam podcast, the third in a series featuring that battlefield, explores the final Union assault Sept. 17, 1862, and Gen. A.P. Hill’s counterattack that saved the day for the Confederates. National Park Service historian Keith Snyder narrates the nine-stop walking tour.
The John Brown’s Raid tour, seven stops narrated by Harpers Ferry National Historical Park chief historian Dennis Frye, covers sites associated with the October 1859 event that many believe was the opening act in what became the Civil War.
Visitors to the website may listen to the tours on their computers and/or download them onto an iPod or other mp3 device for use while touring the sites.
“Keith leads visitors to one of the least explored yet most important parts of the Antietam battlefield. He lets the soldiers’ own words tell the story of the end of that bloody day,” says Don Pierce, editor. “Dennis puts us in the shoes of Brown’s raiders at Harpers Ferry and takes us step by dramatic step through that pivotal event.”
This year is the 150th anniversary of John Brown’s Raid. The Harpers Ferry park and local communities are involved in the commemoration. See for more on those activities.
The new tours bring the total to 19 free Civil War audio tours offered on Other tours cover the Gettysburg, Petersburg, Bentonville, New Market and Richmond battlefields and Appomattox Court House.
Listen to or download all the tours at or subscribe at iTunes (search “Civil War Tours”). lists more than 1,000 sites in 28 states plus event information, maps, audio tours and more.

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