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  Battle of Antietam
GENERAL ROBERT E. first invasion of the North culminated with the Battle of Antietam, in Maryland (or Sharpsburg, as the South called it).
The battle also became a turning point, an engagement that changed the entire course of the Civil War.
The battle sealed the fate of the Confederacy.
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 Antietam National Battlefield (U.S. National Park Service)
The Battle of Antietam ended the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia’s first invasion into the North and led to Abraham Lincoln’s issuance of the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
The Battle of Antietam was part of what is known as the Maryland Campaign of 1862.
On the day of the battle, September 17, 1862, it was foggy and damp in the morning, clearing with light winds and temperatures in the 70s.
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  Battle of Antietam Pictures, Digital Picture Frames, Custom Picture Framing, Digital Image Printing
His gruesome Battle of Antietam pictures were presented at a public exhibition in New York City, entitled “The Dead at Antietam.” Many have suggested that the war poetry of Walt Whitman and Emily Dickenson were directly inspired by exposure to Brady’s civil war pictures.
The battle of Antietam was the endpoint of General Lee’s march north into Maryland, with the victory at Bull Run still fresh on his mind.
The majority of the battle was fought in a valley, with large artillery dotted on the hills.
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 Antietam Battle of - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Antietam, Battle of, important battle of the American Civil War.
Lee was born on January 19, 1807, in Stratford, Virginia, the son of Henry Lee, and was educated at the United States Military Academy.
The Second Battle of Bull Run was fought on two days, August 29 and 30, 1862, near Bull Run.
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 Antietam Battle Map US Civil War Sharpsburg Maryland 1862
One of the bloodiest days in American military history, the Battle of Antietam turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the North and delivered the first major defeat to Robert E. Lee’s army.
The battle itself is presented with precision and scope as Murfin blends together atmosphere and fact, emotions and tactics, into a dramatic and coherent whole.
Battles are impeccably recreated using 7,500 Civil War re-enactors and sanitized PG-13 violence, their authenticity compromised by tasteful discretion and endless scenes of grandiloquent dialogue.
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 Amazon.ca: Antietam: The Soldiers' Battle: Books: John M. Priest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Countless historians have analyzed Antietam (known as Sharpsburg in the South) and its aftermath, some concluding that McClellan's failure to vanquish Lee constituted a Southern victory, others that the Confederate retreat into Virginia was a strategic win for the North.
Priest style of jumping from one event to another during a phase of the battle could be a bit twisting upon the reader and one should know that this book may not be for those who never read about the battle before.
One message that rings clear from reading this book is that Antietam was not a well planned battle, and the reader certainly gets that impression from reading about the confusion through diaries and letters of what the ordinary grunts in the field had to go through.
www.amazon.ca /Antietam-Soldiers-John-M-Priest/dp/0195084667   (2402 words)

 'The Deadliest Day'-- The Irish at Antietam's 'The Bloody Lane' -- The Wild Geese Today
In the South it was called the Battle of Sharpsburg, in the North they called it the Battle of Antietam; by either name it remains the bloodiest single day in U.S. history.
The mission assigned to the Irish Brigade during the battle was a formidable one.
Early in the battle, the hard-fighting, mostly Irish 6th Louisiana was engaged in Miller's cornfield.
www.thewildgeese.com /pages/antietam.html   (2081 words)

 Battle Of Antietam
Battle of Antietam Aug. 29-30, 1862 McClellan vs. Lee.
The Battle of Antietam and the Maryland Campaign of 1862 -...
The Battle of Antietam was fought near Sharpsburg, Maryland on December 16-18 of
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 Civil War Battle of Antietam- Sharpsburg
Lee realized that the Union's power and resources were almost limitless and that if he could win a major battle on Union soil, then perhaps some of the border states, such as Maryland, might revolt and join the Confederacy.
On the afternoon of September 16, the armies met on the Northern outskirts of Sharpsburg.
Burnside failed to adequately scout the area and therefore believed that the only way to cross the Antietam Creek was to cross the Lower Bridge (there were fords nearby that his troops could have used to wade across the creek).
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 Amazon.ca: To Make Men Free: A Novel of the Battle of Antietam: Books: Richard Croker   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In this fictional re-creation of the battle, he seems to be striving to emulate the achievement of Michael Shaara's masterful novel of Gettysburg, The Killer Angels (1974), and, on one level, he succeeds.
Most Civil War battles, at least most single day Civil War battles, have a single location, a peach orchard or a sunken road, where the fighting was most intense and the bodies dropped liked dominos.
Antietam has three: Miller's cornfield in the north, the sunken road forever after known as Bloody Lane in the middle, and the Rohrbach Bridge, forever after known as the Burnside Bridge to the south.
www.amazon.ca /Make-Men-Free-Battle-Antietam/dp/0060858362   (2051 words)

 Today in History: September 17
The battle waged on that date, close by Antietam Creek at Sharpsburg in western Maryland, took a human toll never exceeded on any other single day in the nation's history.
In the days leading up to the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General Robert E. Lee concentrated his invading army outside Sharpsburg, Maryland.
Listen to "The Battle of Antietam Creek," an unaccompanied vocal contained in the collection California Gold: Folk Music from the Thirties, 1938-1940.
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 Battle of Antietam merchandise, souvenirs and collectibles
The Battle of Antietam or Antietam campaign, was fought on September 16-18, 1862 near the small town of Sharpsburg, Maryland.
The author recreates the battle at Antietam scene by scene by documenting the dates and camera locations for each of more than 100 photographs, providing a definitive report on Antietam's role as a landmark in the visual documentation of war.
As bullets whizzed overhead and artillery boomed in the distance, Clara Barton cradled the heads of suffering soldiers at the Battle of Antietam.
www.jennie-wade-house.com /antietam-battle.htm   (603 words)

 Save Historic Antietam Foundation
Fox’s Gap was the 11th Connecticut’s maiden battle under the command of Kingsbury, but was withheld from combat due to poor visibility.
The Battle of Antietam was fought piecemeal in three disconnected phases; the morning phase along Lee’s left flank, the midday phase at his center, and the finale on his right.
This great battle was fought by less than 40,000 men on our side, all of whom had undergone the greatest labors and hardships in the field and on the march.
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 Battle of Antietam
He withdrew his troops from South Mountain and took position in the Antietam valley, near Sharpsburg, Md. Jackson, by swift marches, had recrossed the Potomac and joined Lee on Antietam Creek.
McClellan's army was well in hand (Sept. 16), and Lee's was well posted on the heights near Sharpsburg, on the western side of Antietam Creek, a sluggish stream with few fords, spanned by four stone bridges.
He was ready for response in the course of the afternoon, when Hooker crossed the Antietam with a part of his corps, commanded by Generals Ricketts, Meade, and Doubleday.
www.sonofthesouth.net /leefoundation/battle-antietam.htm   (1243 words)

 Antietam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
he Battle of Antietam (or as the Confederates called it, the Battle of Sharpsburg) was more than the bloodiest single battle day in American history (including the events of September 11, 2001 and D-day in 1943).
But had the Battle of Antietam been lost by the Union, the war would have been over and the nation divided forever...
On September 27, the news of the Battle of Antietam reached London, England.
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 Battle of Antietam
The battle also gave President Abraham Lincoln the opportunity to issue the Emancipation Proclamation, which, on January 1, 1863, declared free all slaves in States still in rebellion against the United States.
The Battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg) on September 17, 1862, climaxed the first of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's two attempts to carry the war into the North.
The battle opened at dawn on the 17th when Union Gen. Joseph Hooker's artillery began a murderous fire on Jackson's men in the Miller cornfield north of town.
www.vanvlack.net /CivilWar/Antietam.htm   (727 words)

 Divide and Conquer - The Battle of Antietam
On September 14th, the small force of Confederate troops were attacked at the three gaps of South Mountain, but were able to hold their positions until Lee ordered a retreat, but stopped the retreat when word arrived from Jackson on the 15th that the Union garrison at Harper’s Ferry had surrendered.
The battle of Antietam (known in the South as the Battle of Sharpsburg) commenced at dawn on the Seventeenth of September, 1862.
The final phase of the battle occurred on Lee’s right flank, as Major General Ambrose Burnside led his division in assault after assault across Antietam Creek by way of the Rohrbach Bridge (renamed Burnside’s Bridge after the battle).
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 Antietam   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the battle on South Mt. (the Blue Ridge N of the Potomac, 12 mi/19 km W of Frederick) on Sept. 14, 1862, McClellan defeated Lee's rear guard and took the passes of that range.
The battle of Antietam (or Sharpsburg) opened on the morning of Sept. 17.
The fighting at Antietam was so fierce that Sept. 17, 1862, is said to have been the bloodiest single day of the war with some 23,000 dead and wounded, evenly divided between the sides.
www.us-civilwar.com /antietam.htm   (314 words)

 The Battle of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was the first major battle in the Civil War to take place on Northern soil.
The battle can be viewed as essentially 3 separate phases: on the Confederate left flank in the early morning, in the Confederate center around mid-day, and on the Confederate right flank in the afternoon.
The battle is considered a turning point of the Civil War because it ended Lee's first invasion of the North and it allowed President Abraham Lincoln to issue the "Emancipation Proclamation".
www.mycivilwar.com /battles/620916.htm   (2941 words)

 washingtonpost.com: 'And the Slain Lay in Rows'
When the sun set and the battle ended, the two opposing armies were still in about the same positions they'd been the previous night.
Antietam is only 70 miles from Washington, but it's off the tourist track, away from the interstates, tucked into the beautiful hills of western Maryland.
As she talks, she is petting the family sheep dog and looking out at the Cornfield, imagining the battle that was fought there and the soldiers who fought it.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/local/longterm/tours/civilwar/antietam.htm   (6406 words)

 The Battle of Antietam Official Records and Battle Description
Taken from "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War," this is Maj. Gen.
An interesting article from "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" by a member of the 9th N.Y. Vols.
From the Official Records, this is their Roll of Honor for the Antietam Campaign.
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 Civil War - The Battle of Antietam
In the aftermath of the battle– considered to be a Union victory, Lincoln announced the Emancipation Proclamation.
The battle on the North side of the town had now ended, but a second battle soon began as General Sumners corps attacked the Confederate center.
The battle was a draw, it was a tactical victory for the Confederates, as they had held off a force that was much greater then there own.
www.multied.com /CivilWar/Antietam.html   (966 words)

 Battle Of Antietam
The Battle of Antietam (also called the Battle of Sharpsburg) was named after Antietam Creek.
The Battle of Antietam also provided Lincoln the victory he needed to announce the Emancipation Proclamation (issued on September 22, 1862) and the abolition of slavery in the South.
The casualties from both sides added up to be about 23,000, making the Battle of Antietam the bloodiest one-day battle of the Civil War.
www.angelfire.com /linux/battleofantietam   (437 words)

 Carnage At Antietam, 1862
The Union named the conflict the Battle of Antietam in honor of the creek while the South called it the Battle of Sharpsburg in honor of the town.
It was a hot morning and, therefore, the only ill effect of this wading was the discomfort to the men of marching with soaked feet.
As dawn broke, the soldiers could hear the sounds of battle on their right and left but no orders were given to advance.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /antiet.htm   (2009 words)

 Military History Online - The Battle of Antietam
By 4 PM, most of Hooker's corps was on the move, crossing Antietam Creek at Upper Bridge and Pry's Mill Ford.
He formed a defensive battle line, and prepared to receive the anticipated Union attack.
With battle lines still in close proximity, scattered skirmishing would continue periodically during the late evening as Hooker shifted his corps to the North Woods.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /civilwar/antietam/skirmisheastwoods.aspx   (936 words)

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