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Thursday, November 12, 1998

Battle of Antietam Subject of November 19 Lecture at SSU

SALISBURY, MD--The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury State University is sponsoring a 45-minute slide-illustrated presentation by Stephen R. Potter, regional archaeologist for the national capital region of the National Park Service.

The presentation is Thursday, November 19, at 7 p.m. at the Nabb Research Center, located on east campus at Power and Wayne streets. The talk is on the Battle of Antietam, illustrating that ñThese Pictures Have a Terrible Distinctness,î using battlefield images and computer visualization to study cultural landscapes. Antietam is one of the better preserved mid-19th century rural landscapes remaining in the eastern theater of the Civil War. Global Positioning Satellites (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer visualization techniques are applied to the historical and archaeological study of the battlefield, in conjunction with the oldest available aerial photography (1862).

The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. For further information about the content of the slide show, see the Research CenterÍs website at or call the Nabb Research Center at 410-543-6312.

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