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  The restored Dunker Church at Antietam
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  • The restored Dunker Church at Antietam - Antietam
      The restored Dunker Church at Antietam
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  • Ohio State Monument across from the Church - Antietam
      Ohio State Monument across from the Church
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  • Simple interior for a simple people - Antietam
      Simple interior for a simple people
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Troops of Maj. Gen. Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson used the ground around the Dunker Church to fight off the attacks of the Union I Corps and later the XII Corps, which actually captured the ground for a short time. The church was heavily damaged by the battle and souvenir hunters afterwards. Eventually it fell down in a storm in 1921, but has been restored by the NPS. You can visit the interior and witness the simplicity which is inherent in the Dunker faith. Dunkers were of German heritage and were so-named for the way they performed baptisms - by total immersion, or dunking, as opposed to sprinkling of water.

Across the way, the proud Ohio State Monument soars in commemoration of the Ohioans who fought on the fields here by the Dunker Church and elsewhere on the battlefield of Antietam.

Website: http://www.nps.gov/anti/historyculture/dunkerchurch.htm

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  • Written Nov 3, 2006
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