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Battle of Antietam

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Glory (1/8) Movie CLIP - The Battle of Antietam (1989) HD

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Gods and Generals ~Battle of Antietam

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So Much Depends on the Battle of Antietam

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Explainer: Why Was Antietam the Bloodiest Battle in U.S. History?

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A Moment In History: The Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, particularly in the Southern United States, was a battle of the American Civil War, fought on September 17, 1862, between Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and Union Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek. Part of the Maryland Campaign, it was the first field army–level engagement in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War to take place on Union soil. It was the bloodiest day in American history, with a combined tally of 22,717 dead, wounded, or missing.
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  • Background: Maryland Campaign 

  • Union 

  • Confederate 

  • Disposition of armies 

  • Cornfield 

  • Sunken Road: "''Bloody Lane''" 

  • "Burnside's Bridge" 

  • Aftermath 

  • Battlefield preservation 

  • Mathew Brady's gallery, "The Dead of Antietam" (1862) 

  • In popular culture