Students travel to Antietam and Gettysburg

Trip participants at Antietam’s “Bloody Lane.” On September 17, 1862 (the bloodiest day in American history), fierce fighting took place here as entrenched Confederates fought to hold the line against advancing Union troops in this sunken road that has ever after been known as the “bloody lane.”

Students travel to Antietam and Gettysburg

On November 2–4, 2012, Dr. Jason R. Edwards took nine students to the Antietam and Gettysburg battlefields as part of a history course on the American Civil War. Students were able to learn about these battles and the war itself in a more robust way by walking the actual ground where these great battles took place. Park Rangers and the on-site museums also afforded students deeper insights into the soldiers’ and civilians’ experience during America’s most costly war. As America looks back at the 150-year anniversary of the war, Grove City College’s history department is proud to be directly involved in the remembrance.

The Department of History at Grove City College is pleased to add this Civil War battlefield trip to its lexicon of travel opportunities that provide students unparalleled opportunities for academic growth and personal interaction between professor and student.