SHAF Eyes Purchase of Potomac Ford Near Shepherdstown

One of the oldest battlefield-preservation organizations is setting its sights on purchase of a significant piece of battlefield land on the banks of the Potomac River.

Save Historic Antietam Foundation (SHAF) hopes to purchase 13 acres on the West Virginia side of Shepherdstown Ford, a mile and a half downstream from Shepherdstown. Here on Sept. 19 and 20, 1862, following the cataclysmic battle at Antietam on the 17th, the rearguard of the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee clashed with pursuing elements of the Union Fifth Corps. Read the rest of this entry »