REDICATION CEREMONY AND RETURN OF THE SWORD
48TH PENNSYLVANIA MONUMENT
ANTIETAM NATIONAL BATTLEFIELD
Orwigsburg native John David Hoptak Civil War historian, Author and Park Ranger at Antietam National Battlefield. Cooridinated a long and hard camapaign to replace the missing sword on General Jame Nagle's statue at Antietam battlefield.
Below are photo's from a wonderful event at Antietam.
Well Done John, and Three cheers for your effforts.
Mike Kraus Sculptor and John Hoptak
Dave Derbis President Historical Society of Schuylkill County And John Hoptak
Superintendent Antietam John Howard and Tom Shay Schuylkill County Civil War Roundtable.
The unveiling of the Sword
General Nagle and his Sword