At 2:30 in the afternoon of June 4, 2008 Antietam National Battlefield and the surrounding Sharpsburg area were wracked by a severe and damaging wind storm.
with many yards of worm rail fence at the Sunken Road strewn helter skelter reminiscent of and earlier storm in September of 1862.
One of the granite "chessmen" that stand sentinel at Philadelphia Brigade Park was, however, severely though not irreparably, damaged by a fallen tree.
and also here at the D.R. Miller house.
The only historic building to suffer significant damage was at the Park or Cunningham farm...
where a Civil War era barn had one wall driven in by the high velocity winds.
P.S. Hit "play" for a slide show of many, many, more pictures of the aftermath and recovery,