The Institute provided a donation to Save Historic Antietam Foundation (SHAF) to help cover the cost of a recently-discovered map of Harpers Ferry.
The map was drawn by Melvin Cole, a private in the 115th New York Infantry Regiment, immediately after the action. The map depicts the Battle of Harpers Ferry, prelude to Antietam, as Stonewall Jackson’s Confederate forces surrounded and bombarded the U.S. garrison. This exciting map will add to the understanding of the siege as a rare primary source.
For more information about this map, see the SHAF website.