September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam

The “bloodiest day” of the Civil War – and all of American history – saw 23,000 men lose their lives on this Maryland battlefied.  (More men were killed at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania but that battle took place over three days)  The original reporting of the fighting at Antietam Creek from the New York Times is here.

0917 Antietam 1862

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