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Thread #64354   Message #1052157
Posted By: LadyJean
12-Nov-03 - 01:10 AM
Thread Name: how do you pronounce Antietam?
Subject: RE: how do you pronounce Antietam?
My father was a civil war buff. His grandparents had been children, (on opposite sides!) during the war, and they'd told him stories. Dad served as a reconaissence officer with the First Armored Division. A portion of all family vacations was spent following somebody's route to some battle. I've been past Antietam several times. I've always heard it pronounced An Tee Tum. I've never visited the ballte field, or any civil war battlefield. Though we went to Yorktown one year.
I know of two American towns called Versailles. That's pronounce ver sales. There's also Elizabethton Tennesee, which is pronounced eliz a BETH ton. As opposed to Elizabethtown Kentucky, which is called E-Town.